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Orthodoxy (Revised)
Orthodoxy (Revised) | G K Chesterton
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sophierayton
Orthodoxy | G.K. Chesterton
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Panpan

Lots of dry words and outdated opinions. It gets a big thumbs down from me.

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MarioCano
Ortodoxia | G. K. Chesterton
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Pickpick

Un libro que te llevará a considerar lo que ordinariamente nadie considera o no quiere considerar.

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jdtchicago
Orthodoxy | Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The man who kills a man kills a man.
The man who kills himself kills all men.
As far as he is concerned, he wipes out the world.

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jdtchicago
Orthodoxy (Revised) | G K Chesterton

Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.

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jdtchicago
Orthodoxy (Revised) | G K Chesterton

Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.

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DarcysBookBlog
Orthodoxy | G.K. Chesterton
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Chesterton is a brilliant, witty, and thoughtful writer. This was a lovely read, and very insightful.

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DarcysBookBlog
Orthodoxy | G.K. Chesterton

"Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her."

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Rdloquacious
Orthodoxy | G.K. Chesterton
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Reading through slowly and loving Chesterton's wit. A realist and a satirical poet in prose form. Lovely to read.

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Chey12
Orthodoxy | Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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"We have all forgotten our names. We have all forgotten what we really are. All that we call common sense and rationality and practicality and positivism only means that for certain dead levels of our life we forgot that we have forgotten. All that we call spirit and art and ecstasy only means that for one awful instant we remember that we forget."

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jdtchicago
Orthodoxy (Revised) | G K Chesterton

...but this is the real objection to that torrent of modern talk about treating crime as disease, about making prison merely a hygienic environment like a hospital, of healing sin by slow scientific methods. The fallacy of the whole thing is that evil is a matter of active choice whereas disease is not.

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0_phe1ia
Orthodoxy | G.K. Chesterton
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This man is an endless source of quotes: The point is not that this world is too sad to love or too glad not to love; the point is that when you do love a thing, its gladness is a reason for loving it, and its sadness a reason for loving it more.

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0_phe1ia
Orthodoxy | G.K. Chesterton
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Humility was largely meant as a restraint upon the arrogance and infinity of the appetite of man. He was always outstripping his mercies with his own newly invented needs. His very power of enjoyment destroyed half his joys. By asking for pleasure, he lost the chief pleasure; for the chief pleasure is surprise. Hence is it became evident that if a man would make his world large, he must be always making himself small.