Top Ten Tuesdays: 10 Quotes from G. K. Chesterton
Happy Tuesday everyone!
To celebrate this momentous occasion, I give you 10 of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite humans. Enjoy!
10 “No man who worships education has got the best out of education; no man who sacrifices everything to education is even educated… What is wrong is a neglect of principle; and the principle is that without a gentle contempt for education, no gentleman’s education is complete.” (This was my yearbook quote)
9 “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”
8 “It [feminism] is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.”
7 “Everyone on this earth should believe, amid whatever madness or moral failure, that his life and temperament have some object on the earth. Everyone on the earth should believe that he has something to give to the world which cannot otherwise be given. Everyone should, for the good of men and the saving of his own soul, believe that it is possible, even if we are the enemies of the human race, to be the friends of God.”
6 “A cosmos one day being rebuked by a pessimist replied, “How can you who revile me consent to speak by my machinery? Permit me to reduce you to nothingness and then we will discuss the matter.” Moral: You should not look a gift universe in the mouth.”
5 “Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.”
4 “Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.”
3 “Tolerance is the virtue of the man with no convictions.”
2 “It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.”
1 “There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions.”
Well, I hope you all feel much wiser now. I know I do.
God bless, and go read some Chesterton!