The Well & The Shallows

"We have come out of the shallows and the dry places to the one deep well; and the Truth is at the bottom of it." ~ G.K. Chesterton

Feb

19

Journalism and Politics

“Of course, politics and journalism are, as it happens, very vulgar. But their vulgarity is not the worst thing about them. Things are so bad with both that by this time their vulgarity is the best thing about them.” ~ GK Chesterton, All Things Considered, 1956

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Feb

17

Frank Thoughtlessness

“I am wondering what has debased the currency of current thought and speech, and why every normal ideal of man is now pelted with handfuls of such valueless pebbles, and assailed everywhere, not by free thought, but by frank thoughtlessness.” ~ GK Chesterton, Illustrated London News, October 22, 1932

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Feb

08

Staying Human While Being Humane

“There is a real philosophic danger which the friends of freedom must avoid. It is that of actually losing breadth of soul in the very effort to gain breadth of mind; to cease to be human even in the effort to be humane; to have the roots of one’s radicalism too much like the square roots in algebra and too little like the rugged roots in the forest.” ~ GK Chesterton, Daily News, June 18, 1910

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