Chesterton in “Ceremony of Innocence”

This comes to us courtesy of member Carmen H.:

In the meantime, I just finished Ceremony of Innocence by Dorothy Cummings McLean, Ignatius Press, 2013, p.144, and came across this reference:  Two characters are discussing present-day dysfunction in German society and one says, “That is how it goes, does it not?  ‘Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold . . . The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.'”  “Who is best?”  I asked.  “We here?”  I shook my head.  “Chesterton said that the worst spiritual illness is thinking that we are all right.”

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