The Suicide of Thought–Chesterton

Chapter three of  Chesterton's Orthodoxy was a chapter I weathered more than enjoyed. In it Chesterton reviews the philosophical thought of his times, citing such men as Nietzsche, Tolstoy, and Shaw and others less well known.  Always one to blast an opponent with generosity and humor he cites Mr. Bernard Shaw as typifying his times in … Continue reading The Suicide of Thought–Chesterton


G.K. on “The Sin of Self-Confidence”

"Complete self-confidence is not merely a sin; complete self-confidence is a weakness.  Believing utterly in one's self is a hysterical and superstitious belief like believing in Joanna Southcote." --G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy, p.10 [Southcote was a self-proclaimed but deluded prophetess in late eighteenth century England]. When asked by a publisher friend: "Well, if a man is … Continue reading G.K. on “The Sin of Self-Confidence”