Gilbert Keith Chesterton on "Humility"

What we suffer from today is humility in the wrong place. Modesty has moved from the organ of ambition ... [and] settled upon the organ of conviction, where it was never meant to be. A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth; this has been exactly reversed. We are on the road to producing a race of men too mentally modest to believe in the multiplication table.

From Orthodoxy, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, pp 31-32.

Cited by D.A. Carson in Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church: Understanding a Movement and Its Implications, p. 217

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