Quotes Suitable for Framing: Hilaire Belloc

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We sit by and watch the Barbarian, we tolerate him; in the long stretches of peace we are not afraid.

We are tickled by his irreverence, his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creeds refreshes us: we laugh. But as we laugh we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond: and on these faces there is no smile. 

 

Hilaire Belloc

Barbarians from without are never to be feared so much as internal barbarians that civilizations give birth to.

 

 

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  1. But barbarians are authentic, and in a world where hypocrisy is the only vice, authenticity is the only virtue.

  2. “Barbarians from without are never to be feared so much as internal barbarians that civilizations give birth to”.—H. Belloc

    Thankfully they are easy to identify. They are called Democrats, and especially Catholic Democrats, and even more especially Catholic Democrats who are members of the clergy.

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