A man does not know what he is saying until he knows what he is not saying.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The primary paradox that man is superior to all the things around him and yet is at their mercy.
The wise old fairy tales never were so silly as to say that the prince and the princess lived peacefully ever afterwards. The fairy tales said that the prince and princess lived happily ever afterwards; and so they did. They lived happily, although it is very likely that from time to time they threw the furniture at each other.
I am concerned with a certain way of looking at life, which was created in me by the fairy tales, but has since been meekly ratified by the mere facts.
If you wish to find the past preserved, follow the million feet of the crowd. At the worst the uneducated only wear down old things by sheer walking. But the educated kick them down out of sheer culture.
But our modern educationists are trying to bring about a religious liberty without attempting to settle what is religion or what is liberty.