8 de septiembre de 2013

My 15 tweets from "Orthodoxy" (Gilbert Keith Chesterton)

  1. Everything human must have in it both joy and sorrow (...) but joy is the gigantic secret of the Christian 
  2. The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head 
  3. There is a special sense in which materialism has more restrictions than spiritualism 
  4. A Christian is only restricted in the same sense that an atheist is restricted 
  5. It is impossible to be an artist and not care for laws and limits. Art is limitation 
  6. Every act of will is an act of self-limitation (...) Every act is an irrevocable selection and exclusion 
  7. Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live, taking the form of readiness to die 
  8. All creation is separation. A woman loses a child even in having a child. Birth is as solemn a parting as death 
  9. The remarkable thing about Christianity was that it was the first to preach Christianity 
  10. There is something Christian about the idea of seeking for the opinion of the obscure rather than the one of the prominent 
  11. The perfect happiness of men on the earth (if it ever comes) will not be a flat and solid thing 
  12. It is easy to be a heretic or a snob (...) There never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy 
  13. [With the Christian universe] I have entered at least the gate of all good philosophy 
  14. Protesting against religious education is often a protest against any education 
  15. By insisting that God transcends man, man has transcended himself

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