Every act of will is an act of self-limitation. To desire action is to desire limitation. In that sense, every act is an act of self-sacrifice. When you choose anything, you reject everything else... Every act is an irrevocable selection and exclusion.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
And the weakness of all Utopias is this, that they take the greatest difficulty of man and assume it to be overcome, and then give an elaborate account of the overcoming of the smaller ones.
The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered is to miss the train before.
The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children.
One rationalist had hardly done calling Christianity a nightmare before another began to call it a fool's paradise. This puzzled me; the charges seemed inconsistent.
Leisure is being allowed to do nothing.