Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Painfully True

Some priggish little clerk will say, "I have reason to congratulate myself that I am a civilized person, and not so bloodthirsty as the Mad Mullah." Somebody ought to say to him, "A really good man would be less bloodthirsty than the Mullah. But you are less bloodthirsty, not because you are more of a good man, but because you are a great deal less of a man. You are not bloodthirsty, not because you would spare your enemy, but because you would run away from him."
-- G. K. Chesterton, All Things Considered

from Phatcatholic- Nicholas Hardesty


Tom in Vegas said...

You quoted Chesterton - my old friend. I have in my possesion his book The Man Who Was Thursday. One of his many MUST reads:0)


Rita said...

It is only since I started blogging that I've come to realise how great Chesterton actually is.