Tuesday, October 26, 2010


It was common to say that many a man was a Great Might Have Been. To me it is a more solid and startling fact that any man in the street is a Great Might Not Have Been.
— G. K. Chesteron, Orthodoxy, 1909, 114, quoted in Stanley L. Jaki, Chesterton: A Seer of Science, 2001 (1986), 107–108.

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