Tradition

“Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. All democrats object to men being disqualified by the accident of birth; tradition objects to their being disqualified by the accident of death.”

- G. K. Chesterton

Comments

Rob said…
I love Chesterton.
Abu Daoud said…
Yes, I read his biography on Saint Francis and it was deeply touching and insightful.

Rob, if you have some other good Chesterton quotes (and there are many) please share them.

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