Joy from G.K. Chesterton:
People often ask me for quotes that convey Chesterton's profound joy. Chesterton's sense of gratitude that informs everything is probably best epitomized in his prayer from his early notebooks:
Here dies another day
During which I have had eyes, ears, hands
And the great world round me;
And with tomorrow begins another.
Why am I allowed two?
Another favorite of mine:
Wherever there are happy men
they will build beautiful things.
Daily News, April 8, 1905
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