11/22/15

"No man should leave in the universe anything of which he is afraid."

"Yes," he said in a voice indescribable, "you are right. I am afraid of him. Therefore I swear by God that I will seek out this man whom I fear until I find him, and strike him on the mouth. If heaven were his throne and the earth his footstool, I swear that I would pull him down."

"How?" asked the staring Professor. "Why?"

"Because I am afraid of him," said Syme; "and no man should leave in the universe anything of which he is afraid."

~G.K. Chesterton: in The Man who was Thursday: A Nightmare, Chap. VIII.─The Professor Explains.


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