03 July 2011

timely quotes from two of my favourite thinkers:

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may 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, from God in the Dock

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."

~Ronald Reagan


Adrienne said...

That CS Lewis quote is amazing. I will copy/paste/save that! And read the book it came from. One of my favorite authors...and this quote rings very true to me. Thanks.

Fresh Mommy said...

Ohhh, such good reminders for today!! Such great quotes you found, thanks for sharing. Hope you fully enjoyed celebrating our freedom today :)