Thursday, March 22, 2007

GK Chesterton

One of the wisest and most quotable of modern Catholic authors is GK Chesterton. Here is one of his nuggets:
What is education? Properly speaking, there is no such thing as education. Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. ... What we need is to have a culture before we hand it down. In other words, it is a truth, however sad and strange, that we cannot give what we have not got, and cannot teach to other people what we do not know ourselves.