“It is the humble man”

It is the humble man who does the big things. It is the humble man who does the bold things. It is the humble man who has the sensational sights vouchsafed to him, and this for three obvious reasons: first, that he strains his eyes more than other men to see them; second, that he is more overwhelmed and uplifted with them when they come; third, that he records them more exactly and sincerely and with less adulteration from his more commonplace and more conceited everyday self.

Heretics (1905).

Published in: on October 22, 2008 at 7:00 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Great job, this blog!
    There are Chesterton enthusiasts in Portugal.
    Blessings.


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