Sunday, March 10, 2019

"The sun shining through"

"YOU are like one examining the windows of Chartres from within by candle-light, and marveling how any man can find glory in them; but we have the sun shining through."

~Hilaire Belloc: Essays of a Catholic

Monday, March 4, 2019

"The demon of unrestricted competition"

"THE GUILD, one might almost say, comes into existence, and has always come into existence, with the object of preventing men from being destroyed by the demon of unrestricted competition, which is only another word for greed."

~Hilaire Belloc: The Way Out

"the Modern Mind"

"WELL, we must hope that intelligence will resume it's rights, even against such; but the prospect is not cheerful. Meanwhile the monstrous apparition of the "Modern Mind" has produced one good among many evils; it has produced a belated Brotherhood of the Intelligent. We of the Faith and the cultured Pagans have a common opponent. A common donkey blocking the car, and needing to be shouldered off the lane into the ditch, breeds fellow-feeling between the Catholic and the clear-minded skeptic. Each feels a peculiar disgust with the "Modern Mind." So we have, at last, allies."

~Hilaire Belloc: Survivals and New Arrivals

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