The Criminal Under Your Hat

“No man’s really any good till he knows how bad he is, or might be; till he’s realized how much right he has to all this talk of “criminals,” as if they were apes in a forest ten thousand miles away; till he’s got rid of all the dirty self-deception of talking about low types and deficient skills; till he’s squeezed out the last drop of the oil of the Pharisees; till his only hope is somehow or other to have captured one criminal, and kept him safe under his own hat.” – G. K. Chesterton, in The Secret of Father Brown