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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 that arrogant oligarchy who merely happen to be walking around.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

We call a man a bigot or a slave of dogma because he is a thinker who has thought thoroughly and to a definite end.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

What people call impartiality may simply mean indifference, and what people call partiality may simply mean mental activity.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

White is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton

Genuine good taste consists in saying much in few words, in choosing among our thoughts, in having order and arrangement in what we say, and in speaking with composure.

    Author: Francois Fenelon

A good discourse is that from which one can take nothing without taking the life.

    Author: Francois Fenelon

There is no real elevation of mind in a contempt of little things. It is, on the contrary, from too narrow views that we consider those things of little importance, which have, in fact, such extensive consequences.

    Author: Francois Fenelon

The office of poetry is not to make us think accurately, but feel truly.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson

Our higher feelings move our animal nature; and our animal nature, irritated, may call back a semblance of those emotions; but the whole difference between nobleness and baseness lies in the question, whether the feeling begins from below or above.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson

Imagination ennobles appetites which in themselves are low, and spiritualizes acts which, else, are only animal. But the pleasures which begin in the senses only sensualize.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson

Realists do not fear the results of their study.

    Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.

    Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

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