12/19/12

"Some beautiful idealists"

“I HAVE always had an instinct against all the forms of science or morality which professed to be particularly prescient and provisional. Some beautiful idealists are eager to kill babies if they think they will grow up bad. But I say to them: “No, beautiful idealists; let us wait until the babies grow up bad—and then (if we have luck) perhaps they may kill you.””

~G.K. Chesterton: Daily News, May 30, 1908.

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