Orthodoxy G.K. Chesterton Quotes
Orthodoxy G.K. Chesterton
English author & mystery novelist (1874 - 1936)
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The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.
The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it it his head that splits.
Nietzche started a nonsensical idea that men had once sought as good what we now call evil; if it were so, we could not talk of surpassing or even falling short of them.
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.