Chesterton: On Seeing Truth

There is a thing called temper[ament]. It does colour one’s common life; the sky and landscape alter it; also it alters the sky and landscape. But temper[ament] is not the key of the universe; temper[ament] is not truth. A good-tempered man is not a saint; nor is a bad-tempered man necessarily a sinner. We all see truth as a light through very various windows; the question is, which of us wish to pull down the blinds?

G.K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, Dec. 17, 1910.


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