Jokes are generally honest. Complete solemnity is almost always dishonest.
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.
Take away the supernatural, and what remains is the unnatural.
Before you pull any fence down, always pause long enough to find out why it was put there in the first place.
At the funeral of an atheist, an onlooker who noticed how nattily the deceased was attired, commented to Chesterton, “All dressed up, with nowhere to go!” Chesterton replied grimly, “I bet he wishes that were so.”
A saint is one who exaggerates what the world neglects.
“Contributed by” G.K. Chesterton
Pax et Bonum – Sister Constance