A man must be partly a one-idead man because he is a one-weaponed man— and he is flung naked into the fight. In short, he must (as the books on Success say) give ‘his best’; and what a small part of a man ‘his best’ is! His second and third best are often much better. If he is the first violin he must fiddle for life; he must not remember that he is a fine fourth bagpipe, a fair fifteenth billiard-cue, a foil, a fountain-pen, a hand at whist, a gun, and an image of God.
‘What’s Wrong with the World.’
Chesterton, G. K.. The G. K. Chesterton Collection [50 Books] (Kindle Locations 43678-43683). Catholic Way Publishing. Kindle Edition.