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.
Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner.
When people begin to ignore human dignity, it will not be long before they begin to ignore human rights.
Jokes are generally honest. Complete solemnity is always dishonest.
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 good civilization spreads over us like a tree, varying and yielding because it is alive. A bad civilization stands up and sticks out above us like an umbrella - artificial, mathematical in shape; not merely universal, but uniform.
Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
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