Friday, May 11, 2012

Progress may mean turning back

Conservative blogger John Hawkins counts down his choices for "The Top 25 C.S. Lewis Quotes." I might have chosen some of the same ones but the competition would have been serious - there are so many others that are good. I hope some of those reading his blog will be sufficiently inspired by his choices to read more of Lewis.

Counting down, Hawkins' top six C.S. Lewis quotations:
6) Whatever men expect, they soon come to think they have a right to: the sense of disappointment can, with very little skill on (the devil's) part, be turned into a sense of injury.

5) If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.

4) We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honour and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.

3) If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.

2) Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

1) Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
The Top 25 C.S. Lewis Quotes - John Hawkins - Townhall Conservative Columnists