In light of the upcoming Obama Presidential Inauguration and the great hope our county is most certainly, and desperately looking for, I found these word on progress by C.S. Lewis to be very relevant to our current situation:
“We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” – C.S. Lewis
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“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” – C. S. Lewis
While reading an editorial this morning about the upcoming 2008 presidential election I came across the above quote by C.S. Lewis. While this quote is in no way my favorite from Lewis, or even one I had read before, it was still inspiretional and the catalist behind this effort to collect such words of freedom that have spoken to me over the years.