Sunday, July 09, 2006

Chesterton on the Philosopher

The Philosopher

“Philosophy is not the concern of those who pass though Divinity and Greats, but of those who pass through birth and death. Nearly all the more awful and abstruse statements can be put in words of one syllable, from ‘A child is born’ to ‘A soul is damned.’ If the ordinary man may not discuss existence, why should he be asked to conduct it?”

G.K. Chesterton
“The Philosopher” George Bernard Shaw (1910)

From The American Chesterton Society

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