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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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On This Day In:
2020 Organized Skepticism
2019 An Interest In Life
2018 Two: A Current President With Both
2017 Watch This Space
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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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
Superheroes
2011 The Simple Normalcy Of Everyday Life – “Squirrel!”

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There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
    ––    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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On This Day In:
2015 Either / Or
2014 Memorial Day – 2014
Perfection
2013 Memorial Day Video
Equal = Equal
2012 Congrats, Nephew!!
Doggie Vision Networks
The Flash: Omnibus
JLI: vol 1
Flash: Rebirth
Burning Images
What Do You Believe?
2011 Are We Still At War With The Poor?

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A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
    ––    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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On This Day In:
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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No man who worships education has got the best out of education…  Without a gentle contempt for education no man’s education is complete.
    —    Gilbert K. Chesterton
[Of course, I would emphasize the word “gentle“.   —   KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 Ignore The Man Behind The Curtain
For A Time
2012 What Are Your True Measurements
2011 What It Is All About
2010 The Magnificent Seven
Giants Fever!!

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To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
    ––     G. K. Chesterton
From his book:  “A Short History of England
[Found at: http://interestingliterature.com/2014/05/29/10-great-quotations-from-g-k-chesterton/    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 Do Bold Things
2012 Seven Causes
2011 I Feel A Tingle Coming On

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Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
    —   Gilbert K. Chesterton
[For those of you who are unaware – and I suspect most of you still are – today marks the 5th anniversary of my blog!  Thanks for stopping by.  Come again soon, our best days are still ahead…    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 I Resemble That Remark!
2012 Happy 3rd Anniversary
2011 Is America Safe Tonight?
2009 Hello world! (See how it all began…)

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Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer’s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented.
     —     Gilbert K. Chesterton
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On This Day In:
2013 Learn To Learn
2012 I Remind You
2011 Respect And Prestige
2010 Living Legends (Willie Nelson) and the Gettysburg Address

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Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
    —     Gilbert K. Chesterton
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On This Day In:
2013 Zapping Music And Art
2012 Not Quite Fantastic
That Kid Is Back
2011 Wolves At The Door
2010 I’m Feeling Patriotic… (Well, more than usual, anyway.)
Beating the Heat…

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