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G. K. Chesterton
(1874-1936) born on
May 29
English essayist, novelist, journalist, poet. He is noted for the detective series with sleuth Father Brown.
People accuse journalism of being too personal; but to me it has always seemed far too impersonal. It is charged with tearing away the veils from private life; but it seems to me to be always dropping diaphanous but blinding veils between men and men.

And goodness only knowses
The Noselessness of Man.
`The Christian ideal,' it is said, `has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.'
Ritual will always mean throwing away something: destroying our corn or wine upon the altar of our gods.
But we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet.
Smile at us, pay us, pass us. But do not quite forget.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Tremendous Trifles, "A Great Man" (1909).
R: The Song of Quoodle
A: What's Wrong with the World, `The Unfinished Temple'
N: Tremendous Trifles, "The Secret of a Train" (1909).
K: The Secret People, closing lines.

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