Their religion was a religion of despair, even when their practical fortunes were hopeful. How could they understand that the Romans could hope even when their fortunes were hopeless?
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Take away the supernatural, and what remains is the unnatural.
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
He who wills to reject nothing, wills the destruction of will; for will is not only the choice of something, but the rejection of almost everything.
Men have not got tired of Christianity; they have never found enough Christianity to get tired of.
Comforts that were rare among our forefathers are now multiplied in factories and handed out wholesale; and indeed, nobody nowadays, so long as he is content to go without air, space, quiet, decency and good manners, need be without anything whatever that he wants; or at least a reasonably cheap imitation of it.