Wednesday, April 18, 2012

From My Commonplace Book--G.K. Chesterton Edition

Quotes by G.K. Chesterton~

"A book without a wicked character is a wicked book."

"We cannot teach citizenship if we are not citizens; we cannot free others if we have forgotten the appetite of freedom. Education is only truth in a state of transmission; and how can we pass on truth if it has never come into our hand."

"The chief aim of the Christian order is to give room for all good things to run wild."

"The most important fact about the subject of education is that there is no such thing. Education is not a subject, and it does not deal in subjects. It is instead the transfer of a way of life."

"I am always suspicious of the expert who knows he is an expert. Far better to seek the wisdom of the common, the ordinary, and the humble ~ for God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble."

"Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions."

An Amusing Quote about G.K. Chesterton~

"The drowsy stillness of the afternoon was shattered by what sounded to his strained senses like G.K. Chesterton falling on a sheet of tin."~~P.G. Wodehouse


  1. I snagged this nice collection for Facebook this morning. :-) Thank you!


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