I love this quote from The Ballad of the White Horse, in fact it was the first Chesterton I read ( Thanks to The Shadow of the Bear), other than The Scandal of Father Brown which doesn't really count
a. Because I didn't read it.
b. Because I didn't know it was Chesterton at that point.
Anyways here's the quote:
"The men of the east may spell the stars
And times and triumphs mark
But the men signed with the cross of Christ
Go gaily in the dark."