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quod pro nobis traditum est

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

begging a moment of your time . . .

Some well-known words from a well-known dead man:

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about.

- G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

2 comments:

Father Hollywood said...

Tim:

One of my favorite quotes of all time. Thanks for posting it! We in the current age and cultural ethos need to be reminded of this more than ever.

Rev. Timothy D. May said...

I am glad to know this is a favorite!
The first time I came across the quote I couldn't believe it. It certainly helps to listen and learn from those who have gone on before us (especially today!)