Instead of going to the right places …he systematically went to the wrong places. …He defended this crazy course quite logically. He said that if one had a clue this was the worst way; but if one had no clue at all it was the best. …Somewhere a man must begin, and it had better […]
One of his maxims was that if we cannot persuade our friends by reasons we must be content “and not bring a mercenary army to our aid.” (He meant passions.) Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C.S. Lewis (speaking of the Greek adviser and teacher, the Fox).
From The Princess and Curdie by George MacDonald (chapter 4): I suspect there is nothing a man can be so grateful for as that to which he has the most right. …But the story of the evening was too solemn for Curdie to come out with all at once. He must wait until they had […]
C.S. Lewis in a letter to Sister Penelope from Oct 9, 1941: …Thank you very much for the photo of the Shroud. It raises a whole question on which I shall have to straighten out my thought one of these days. Yours sincerely, Clive Lewis
By starving the sensibility of our pupils, we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes. From The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996), page 27. This gem from Lewis was quoted in an essay by Jean Bethke Elshtain about The Abolition of Man, of […]