I believe what really happens in history is this: the old man is always wrong; and the young people are always wrong about what is wrong with him. The practical form it takes is this: that, while the old man may stand by some stupid custom, the young man always attacks it with some theory that turns out to be equally stupid.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) English journalist and writer
Column, Illustrated London News (3 Jun 1922)
Added on 6-Feb-08 | Last updated 6-Feb-08
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