Linking up with Sarah at Amongst Lovely Things for Weekends with Chesterton.
...men invent new ideals because they dare not attempt old ideals. They look forward with enthusiasm, because they are afraid to look back.
Among the many things that leave me doubtful about the modern habit of fixing eyes on the future, none is stronger than this: that all the men in history who have really done anything with the future have had their eyes fixed upon the past.
I keep thinking that maybe when I post my Chesterton quotes for the week that I might like to add some commentary. But when read them again I always come away with the conclusion that he has already said it just fine. There's nothing for me to add!