A blog dedicated to providing quotes by and posts relating to one of the most influential (and quotable!) authors of the twentieth century, G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936). If you do not know much about GKC, I suggest visiting the webpage of the American Chesterton Society as well as this wonderful Chesterton Facebook Page by a fellow Chestertonian

I also have created a list detailing examples of the influence of Chesterton if you are interested, that I work on from time to time.

(Moreover, for a list of short GKC quotes, I have created one here, citing the sources)

"...Stevenson had found that the secret of life lies in laughter and humility."

-Heretics (1905)

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"The Speaker" Articles

A book I published containing 112 pieces Chesterton wrote for the newspaper "The Speaker" at the beginning of his career.

They are also available for free electronically on another blog of mine here, if you wish to read them that way.




Tuesday, January 30, 2018

I could give many instances of this notion of curing the evil by carrying it a little further. Thus modern people are trying to heal the division of families by more division of families- by the final division called divorce. Thus modern people are trying to remedy the monstrous concentration of wealth by more concentration of wealth- by the central and final concentration of it which is called Collectivism. The Modern Spirit (to which, apparently, God and Man must bow), has decided to unite the property and divide the families. I, in my simplicity, should have supposed it better to unite the families and divide the property. but the Modern Spirit (to which, etc.), is on the other side; since it is mostly run by American millionaires, who are already separated from their own wives and united to other people's property.
-February 17, 1912, Daily News

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