The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason.
Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
Contributed by: Zaady
A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.
Source: 1930, in New York Times
Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom. I am not, as will be seen, in any sense attacking logic: I only say that this danger does lie in logic, not in imagination.
Source: Orthodoxy ch. 2.
The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, "charm", "spell", "enchantment". They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.
Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
The grinding power of the plain words of the Gospel story is like the power of mill-stones, and those who can read them simply enough will feel as if rocks had been rolled upon them.
If I had only one sermon to preach it would be a sermon against pride.
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