It may well be on such a night of clouds and cruel colors that there is brought forth upon the earth such a portent as a respectable poet. You say you are a poet of law; I say you are a contradiction in terms. I only wonder there were not comets and earthquakes on the night you appeared in this garden.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Modesty is always beautiful.
Unhappy! of course you'll be unhappy. Who the devil are you that you shouldn't be unhappy, like the mother that bore you?
All habits are bad habits. (...) Madness does not come by breaking out, but by giving in; by settling down in some dirty, little, self-repeating circle of ideas; by being tamed.
There is something to be said for every error; but, whatever may be said for it, the most important thing to be said about it is that it is erroneous.
We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end.