Saturday, May 29, 2010

Meandering around . . .

Today is the birthday of Gilbert Keith Chesterton (May 29, 1874 – June 14, 1936), journalist, writer, and artist.

"There is a great man who makes every man feel small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great." - G. K. Chesterton

"Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance." - G. K. Chesterton

"One of the deepest and strangest of all human moods is the mood which will suddenly strike us perhaps in a garden at night, or deep in sloping meadows, the feeling that every flower and leaf has just uttered something stupendously direct and important, and that we have by a prodigy of imbecility not heard or understood it. There is a certain poetic value, and that a genuine one, in this sense of having missed the full meaning of things. There is beauty, not only in wisdom, but in this dazed and dramatic ignorance." - G. K. Chesterton

"To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it." - G. K. Chesterton

"There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person." - G. K. Chesterton

"Fairy tales are more than true — not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten." - G. K. Chesterton

"There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect." - G. K. Chesterton

"The center of every man's existence is a dream." - G. K. Chesterton

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