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The Apostolate of Common Sense

Free Advice

“Do not look at the faces in the illustrated papers. Look at the faces in the street.”
– Illustrated London News, Nov. 16, 1907

“When giving treats to friends or children, give them what they like, emphatically not what is good for them.”
– The Chesterton Review, Feb., 1984

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“I agree with the realistic Irishman who said he preferred to prophesy after the event.”
– Illustrated London News, Oct. 7, 1916

“Do not enjoy yourself. Enjoy dances and theaters and joy-rides and champagne and oysters; enjoy jazz and cocktails and night-clubs if you can enjoy nothing better; enjoy bigamy and burglary and any crime in the calendar, in preference to the other alternative; but never learn to enjoy yourself.”
– “If I Only Had One Sermon to Preach,” In Defense of Sanity 

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