Jokes are generally honest. Complete solemnity is always dishonest.
Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
Contributed by: Zaady
It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.
Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.
A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know.
Only men to whom the family is sacred will ever have a standard or a status by which to criticize the State. They alone can appeal to something more holy than the gods of the city.
The word "good" has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I would call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
The more we are certain what good is, the more we shall see good in everything.
In the end it will not matter to us whether we fought with flails or reeds. It will matter to us greatly on what side we fought.
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.
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