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As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is a mere flattery or platitude.  It is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength at all.  Like all the Christian virtues, it is as unreasonable as it is indispensable.
    —    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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2016 Beyond The Foundation
2015 Become An Affliction
2014 Just Setting Out
2013 Scott’s Inscription
2012 Good Knowledge
2011 Social Safety Nets

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The problem is not that Christianity has been tried and found wanting, but rather that it’s been found difficult and never tried.
   —    G. K. Chesterton
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On This Day In:
2018 Hold Fast
2017 The Only Real Security
2016 Time Said
2015 If Only Common Sense Were More Common
2014 PTI
2013 What Now, Then?
2012 Big C, Little B
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An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.
    —    G. K. Chesterton
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On This Day In:
2017 Genuine Tragedies
2016 Why I’m Scared Of November
2015 I Can Tell Too
2014 In Hand
2013 No Fear
2012 Comic Books
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2011 You Still Have To Pay For It

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Woe unto them that keep a God like a silk hat, that believe not in God, but in a God.  Woe unto them that are pompous for they will sooner or later be ridiculous.  Woe unto them that are tired of everything, for everything will certainly be tired of them.  Woe unto them that cast out everything, for out of everything they will be cast out.  Woe unto the flippant, for they shall receive flippancy.  Woe unto them that are scornful for they shall receive scorn.  Woe unto him that considers his hair foolishly, for his hair will be made the type of him.  Woe unto him that is smart, for men will hold him smart always, even when he is serious.
   —    G. K. Chesterton
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On This Day In:
2017 Sincerely Yours
2016 Only Good To Say
2015 A Series Of Temporary Conditions
2014 Gaps
2013 Duty
2012 Cost Not Price
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2011 The Simple Normalcy Of Everyday Life – “Squirrel!”

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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
miSFits
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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