We Men

It is in the nature of man to find symbols outside himself of the qualities within himself. Thus, for instance, he has divided his virtues among the beasts of the field. He makes the lion represent bravery; yet men are braver than lions. No lions are ever burnt for their opinions. He makes the fox … Continue reading We Men


Step softly, under snow or rain,    To find the place where men can pray;The way is all so very plain    That we may lose the way. Oh, we have learnt to peer and pore    On tortured puzzles from our youth,We know all the labyrinthine lore,We are the three wise men of yore,    And we know all things but truth. … Continue reading THE WISE MEN

Unlimited, Undefined and Undefended

Liberty has produced scepticism, and scepticism has destroyed liberty. The lovers of liberty thought they were leaving it unlimited, when they were only leaving it undefined. They thought they were only leaving it undefined, when they were really leaving it undefended. ~G.K. Chesterton: "Eugenics and Other Evils."