February 13, 2012


A beetle may or may not be inferior to a man — the matter awaits demonstration; but if he were inferior by ten thousand fathoms, the fact remains that there is probably a beetle view of things of which a man is entirely ignorant. If he wishes to conceive that point of view, he will scarcely reach it by persistently reveling in the fact that he is not a beetle.
G. K. Chesterton, A Defence of Humility
Posted by Dr. Frank at February 13, 2012 05:44 PM | TrackBack

I always liked:

“Do not be proud of the fact that your grandmother was shocked at something which you are accustomed to seeing or hearing without being shocked. . . . It may mean that your grandmother was an extremely lively and vital animal; and that you are a paralytic.”

Posted by: josh at February 14, 2012 09:41 PM