G. K. Chesterton Quote
Lead is the humblest of the metals; it is always put where it is invisible — and where it is indispensable. It is put on the keels of boats, where nobody can see it and everybody relies on it. It is put in the shrouds of the sea-sunken dead, whom we desire to see no more.
Lunacy and Letters, The Love of Lead (pp. 158-159)