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When fishes flew and forests walked
And figs grew upon thorn,
Some moment when the moon was read more

When fishes flew and forests walked
And figs grew upon thorn,
Some moment when the moon was blood
Then surely I was born.
With monstrous head and sickening cry
And ears like errant wings,
The devil's walking parody
On all four-footed things.

by Gilbert Keith Chesterton Found in: Fish Quotes,
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Very few people in the world would care to listen to the real defense of their own characters. The real read more

Very few people in the world would care to listen to the real defense of their own characters. The real defense, the defense which belongs to the Day of Judgment, would make such damaging admissions, would clear away so many artificial virtues, would tell such tragedies of weakness and failure, that a man would sooner be misunderstood and censured by the world than exposed to that awful and merciless eulogy.

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No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's read more

No man who worships education has got the best out of education... Without a gentle contempt for education no man's education is complete.

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Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.

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At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little
man, walking into the little booth, read more

At the bottom of all the tributes paid to democracy is the little
man, walking into the little booth, with a little pencil, making
a little cross on a little bit of paper. . . .

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Dogma does not mean the absence of thought, but the end of thought.

Dogma does not mean the absence of thought, but the end of thought.

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I realized that ritual will always mean throwing away something;
Destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of read more

I realized that ritual will always mean throwing away something;
Destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.

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It is very good for a man to talk about what he does not understand; as long as he understands read more

It is very good for a man to talk about what he does not understand; as long as he understands that he does not understand it.

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Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump: you may be freeing him from being a camel.

Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump: you may be freeing him from being a camel.

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To be in the weakest camp is to be in the strongest school.

To be in the weakest camp is to be in the strongest school.

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