One sees great things…

One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.  – G. K. Chesterton

Wikipedia says of G. K. Chesterton

Chesterton was a large man, standing 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) and weighing around 21 stone (130 kg; 290 lb). His girth gave rise to a famous anecdote. During World War I a lady in London asked why he was not “out at the Front”; he replied, “If you go round to the side, you will see that I am.”

On another occasion he remarked to his friend George Bernard Shaw: “To look at you, anyone would think a famine had struck England.” Shaw retorted, “To look at you, anyone would think you have caused it.”

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