G. K. Chesterton quote about past from What's Wrong with the World - And the upshot of this modern attitude is really this: that men invent new ideals because they dare not attempt old ideals. They look forward with enthusiasm, because they are afraid to look back.
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And the upshot of this modern attitude is really this: that men invent new ideals because they dare not attempt old ideals. They look forward with enthusiasm, because they are afraid to look back.
 G. K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World (1910). copy citation

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