Thursday, December 11, 2014

Quote of the day..........

The whole modern world has divided itself into

Conservatives and Progressives.
The business of Progressives is to go on

making mistakes.

The business of Conservatives is

to prevent mistakes from being corrected.

Even when the revolutionist might

himself repent of his revolution,the traditionalist is

already defending it as part of his tradition.

Thus we have two great types --

the advanced person who rushes us into ruin,

and the retrospective person who admires the ruins.

He admires them especially by moonlight,

not to say moonshine.

Each new blunder of the progressive or prig becomes

instantly a legend of immemorial antiquity for the snob.

This is called the balance, or mutual check,

in our Constitution.

~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton
(1874-1936) British essayist, critic, poet, and novelist
Illustrated London News, 1924