Friday, June 8, 2007

Men

A fellow Aggie and friend, Joe, posts on a great blog, which focuses on GK Chesterton and like-minded authors.

Since Joe gave our blog a plug, I thought I might return the favor. But, he also issued an under-the-table challenge. So, for Joe and other fanatics (not just the casual fans, I might add) of Chesterton, Belloc, Tolkien, Muggeridge, etc. I will post a few of my favorite quotes from Chesteron below. But, let it be known that I have posted on Chesterton before.

For those of you who are college students, I highly recommend you break open some of the books by the authors listed above. They have a mastery of the English language that is lost in most modern "literature". They are also normal guys that know how to argue a point. In other words, run to the library or bookstore and get their books!
"What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but an absence of self-criticism."
"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions."
"The act of defending any of the cardinal virtues has today all the exhilaration of a vice."
"Do not enjoy yourself. Enjoy dances and theaters and joy-rides and champagne and oysters; enjoy jazz and cocktails and night-clubs if you can enjoy nothing better; enjoy bigamy and burglary and any crime in the calendar, in preference to the other alternative; but never learn to enjoy yourself."
"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people."
"Theology is only thought applied to religion."
"These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own."
Oh, GK you were a great one!

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