Tuesday, January 31, 2023

G.K. Chesterton Quotes: Part 3

The last six in this series.


1) Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.


That’s both the inside and outside kind.

2) Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.


Thinking of all the harmful politicians who graduated from prestigious colleges.

3) Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out.


Trust and embrace but keep wariness and suspicion close at hand.

4)  To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.


Pay attention gun owners, Hummer drivers, hate speech fanatics.

5) The word "good" has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.


Thinking of all the history books that praised Columbus as a good navigator.

 6) The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.


And that’s the difference between the January 6th insurrectionists and those fighting to preserve democracy, justice, environment.


Thanks to G.K. for his invitation to think deeper, with wit and wisdom.


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