May 29 is the birthday of the great Gilbert Keith Chesterton, author, poet, raconteur, and master of the quotable one-liner. The American Chesterton Society explains why there’s such a fuss about G.K. Chesterton.

All the issues we struggle with in the 21st century, Chesterton foresaw, and wrote about, in the early 20th century. Social injustice, the culture of death, statism, assaults on religion, and attacks on the family and on the dignity of the human person: Chesterton saw where these trends, already active in his time, would lead us. He was a witty, intelligent, and insightful defender of the poor, the downtrodden, the weak, and especially of the family. He loved good beer, good wine, and good cigars. He wrote in just about every genre: history, biography, novels, poetry, short stories, apologetics and theology, economic works, and more.

People honored him by sharing their favorite quotations and pictures.

There’s definitely a resemblance.

Amen to that.