She Must Pay For A Cocktail

by Gaz Regan · Friday, December 6th, 2013 · Quotes

She Must Pay For A Cocktail

“She knows she must pay for a cocktail in order to get a cocktail.  But it does not seem to occur to her that there is any general obligation to pay for the things she has had already, by any decent degree of respect or consideration.  It is true that a debt of honour  is generally associated with a gambling debt, for reasons that are obvious enough to honourable people.  And surely a debt of honour is due to the poor old lunatic who had the courage to gamble on Christina Alberta.”  The Collected works of G. K. Chesterton: Illustrated London News, 1926-1928, by G. K. Chesterton, Lawrence Clipper, 1991.

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