G. K. Chesterton quote about foolishness from Heretics - A man who has faith must be prepared not only to be a martyr, but to be a fool.
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A man who has faith must be prepared not only to be a martyr, but to be a fool.
 G. K. Chesterton, Heretics (1905). copy citation

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Author G. K. Chesterton
Source Heretics
Topic foolishness faith martyr
Date 1905
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/470/470-h/470-h.htm

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“If Comtism had spread the world would have been converted, not by the Comtist philosophy, but by the Comtist calendar. By discouraging what they conceive to be the weakness of their master, the English Positivists have broken the strength of their religion. A man who has faith must be prepared not only to be a martyr, but to be a fool. It is absurd to say that a man is ready to toil and die for his convictions when he is not even ready to wear a wreath round his head for them. I myself, to take a corpus vile, am very certain that I would not read the works of Comte through for any consideration whatever.” source

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