A good quote…or is it?

Recently I read the following quote, attributed to G.K. Chesterton. I thought it a very good one, worth sharing:

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”

The problem is that so far, I cannot verify that Chesterton ever in fact wrote it. This is driving the librarian in me crazy. If anyone knows the exact source — in which of Chesterton’s writings this statement is found — I’d be very grateful.

UPDATE: I’ve since determined pretty definitively that Chesterton never wrote this, or anything close to it. Thanks to an archivist friend, I found several sources, including this one, that debunk that notion.

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