Was Chesterton Beautiful?

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While he may not fit into our current ideals of a physically handsome man, his life and his wit were certainly beautiful. Gilbert K. Chesterton was another celebrated English writer and speaker who died before Winston Churchill was elected Prime Minister in 1940. Both men specialized in using simple words and simple sentence structure to eloquently express the deepest and richest ideas that never fail to communicate whether heard by the common man or the educated genius.

Here is a random trio of quotes that involve beauty:

  •        “Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things.”

  •        “There is the great lesson of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ that a thing must be love before it is lovable.”

  •        “Art in the middle ages was ‘art for God’s sake’; art in the Renaissance was ‘art for man’s sake’; art in the 19th century was ‘art for art’s sake’; now art in the 20th century is ‘no art, for God’s sake.”

 

 

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