It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
HILAIRE BELLOC, On Everything
If we do not restore the Institution of Property we cannot escape restoring the Institution of Slavery; there is no third course.
HILAIRE BELLOC, The Servile State
There is not anything that can so suddenly flood the mind with shame as the conviction of ignorance, yet we are all ignorant of nearly everything there is to be known. Is it not wonderful, then, that we should be so sensitive upon the discovery of a fault which must of necessity be common to all, and that in its highest degree?
HILAIRE BELLOC, "On Ignorance", On Nothing & Kindred Subjects
From the towns all Inns have been driven: from the villages most.... Change your hearts or you will lose your Inns and you will deserve to have lost them. But when you have lost your Inns drown your empty selves, for you will have lost the last of England.
HILAIRE BELLOC, This and That
- Loss and possession, death and life are one,
- There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
HILAIRE BELLOC, The Verse of Hilaire Belloc