C.S. Lewis on tyranny for our own good

Welcome to my new blog and I hope you enjoy the quotes.

“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.

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One thought on “C.S. Lewis on tyranny for our own good

  1. That’s a great quote! I found this blog entry while looking for this quote. I put the quote in my blog.
    Have you checked out C.S. Lewis’s other works? Have you read his Christian apologetics? You may also want to check out Billy Graham’s books or http://www.wayofthemaster.com.

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