Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Men have not got tired of Christianity; they have never found enough Christianity to get tired of.
For cleverness kills wisdom; that is one of the few sad and certain things.
We are passing into a social phase in which unless a heroic effort is made for human dignity and freedom, gold will be the sole method of government and therefore the sole standard of manners.
The new community which the capitalists are now constructing will be a very complete and absolute community; and one which will tolerate nothing really independent of itself.
But all the optimism of the age had been false and disheartening for this reason, that it had always been trying to prove that we fit in to the world. The Christian optimism is based on the fact that we do not fit in to the world.