11/11/12

"Few things are forbidden"

"THE TRUTH is that the curtness of the Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion but of its liberality and humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted precisely because most things are permitted and only a few things are forbidden."

~G.K. Chesterton: Illustrated London News, Jan. 3, 1920.
 
 

Artwork: Moses with the Ten Commandments, by Philippe de Champaigne. Oil on canvas, 1648; The Hermitage, St. Petersburg.
 

No comments:

Post a Comment