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Humility in the Wrong Place

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But what we suffer from to-day is humility in the wrong place. Modesty has moved from the organ of ambition. Modesty has settled on the organ of conviction; where it was never meant to be. A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth; this has been exactly reversed. Nowadays the part of a man that a man does assert is exactly the part he ought not to assert- himself. The part he doubts is exactly the part he ought not to doubt- the Divine Reason.

G. K. Chesterton ‘Orthodoxy’

2 Comments

  1. Thanks for this! I remember someone using this quote and I couldn’t remeber where it came from!

  2. Thanks for this! I remember someone using this quote and I couldn’t remeber where it came from!

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