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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Finally, not directly Chesterton related, but I highly recommend the following websites

M.G.D.'s website is where you can learn the latest concerning the Marcus series of novels, as well as other great writing!

Mardi Robyn, run by my great friend Mardi, is an excellent site for handmade jewelry and accessories that you'll love! Also make sure to visit Rockin' Robyn Boutique

Please make sure to visit those sites! (And remember, it is very Chestertonian to support small businesses!)
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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sounds like modern America as well...

The trouble with modern England is not how many or how few people vote. It is that, however many people vote, a small ring of administrators do what they please

-August 30, 1909, Daily News

4 comments:

coffeepotcurve said...

scary accurate

Mike said...

Unfortunately. :-(

Richard Ernst said...

the next part of that quote is even more applicable...

"...Before people can vote against this ring, people must know about it; and the ring has decided people shall not know."

Mike said...

Very true...

Another relevant quote from the same letter:

"Liberty is a spirit, without which vote are useless..."