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)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

President Woodrow Wilson on GKC

Although a member of the Presbyterian Church by birthright, and regular in his attendance, [Woodrow Wilson] does not talk on such subjects along denominational lines; but he is quick to assert his Christianity and to claim for its dogmas a perfectly secure basis in logic and philosophy. One of the reasons why he enjoys Chesterton's essays is the cleverness with which that writer exposes the narrowness and obtuseness of scepticism.

-"Woodrow Wilson: Character Sketch"
Evening Post, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 112, 7 November 1912, Page 7 

Mr. Wilson has the same unwearied delight in rereading his favorite authors, the speeches of Burke, the essays of Bagehot, Augustine Birrell, Gilbert K. Chesterton, poems of Wordsworth and Browning, and passages from his favorite Shaksperian play, "Henry the Fifth.

-"The Kind of Man Woodrow Wilson Is", W.G. McAdoo [vice-chairman of the Democratic National Committee of 1912]
The Century Magazine, volume 85 (November, 1912, to April, 1913)

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