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I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
      —   G. K. Chesterton
A fish rots from the head first.
   —  An Italian proverb
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On This Day In:
2016 Truth Telling
2015 To Be Effective In The Modern World
2014 A Little Cover
2013 Binding
2012 Lift
2011 Another Good Movie, Another Excellent Book
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I’m Just Not Sure

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“My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case.  It is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober.”
   —  G. K. Chesterton
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On This Day In:
2013 Accepting Beauty
2012 Transitional Choice To Ride The Wave
2011 Freedom Isn’t Always Perfect
Just That Simple

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Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
  —  G. K. Chesterton
From his book: “Orthodoxy
[Found at one of the blogs I follow:   http://interestingliterature.com/
The specific post is:   http://interestingliterature.com/2014/05/29/10-great-quotations-from-g-k-chesterton/
  —  KMAB]
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2013 Contributing Joy
2012 More Than A Race
2011 Institutionalized Leadership

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The real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable world, not even that it is a reasonable one.  The commonest kind of trouble is that it is  nearly reasonable, but not quite.  Life is not an illogicality; yet it is a trap for logicians.  It looks just a little more mathematical and regular than it is, its exactitude is obvious, but its inexactitude is hidden; its wildness lies in wait.
 

—  G. K. Chesterton

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