Quotes by persons worth quoting II  

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"The truth is, of course, that the curtness of the Ten Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion, but, on the contrary, of its liberality and humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted: precisely because most things are permitted, and only a few things are forbidden."

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5 comments

Wow-that's a really good point. I never thought of it like that....

August 19, 2009 at 10:31 AM

Ah, Chesterton. Right on the dot as usual.

August 20, 2009 at 5:44 PM

"fenced, and freed from all evils. Through Jesus Christ our Lord,ETC."

*Litugial year*

That's a really good way to put it; Chesterton always, is great at explaining things so simply.

Has anyone read his poem "Leponto"?

August 21, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Fat, smokin', and proud. I'll bet old G.K. would be just as furious about statist restrictions on smoking and cafeterias going trayless (Assumption did recently) as I am!

August 29, 2009 at 5:46 PM

Lepanto.

It was Our Lady of the Rosary yesterday.

October 8, 2010 at 9:57 AM

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