To follow the DVD on Jan Hus I had bought a documentary on one of his followers: Jan Zizka. This was absolutely amazing — a fantastic story and history that I would highly recommend. The general who never lost a battle, the general who never faced a fair fight (best odds he faced was being outnumbered 2:1, he won being outnumbered 10:1 a few times), the general who’s army was mostly peasants but fought knights, the general who was blind in one eye, and then half-way through his career he was made totally blind by an arrow — and he carried on leading the troops and winning battles! What this man achieved is astounding, his integrity is astounding. A giant of a man.
Sayings of the wise“Comforts that were rare among our forefathers are now multiplied in factories and handed out wholesale; and indeed, nobody nowadays, so long as he is content to go without air, space, quiet, decency and good manners, need be without anything whatever that he wants; or at least a reasonably cheap imitation of it.”
by G. K. Chesterton Commonwealth, 1933
‘You met the Witch?’ said Aslan in a low voice which had the threat of a growl in it.— C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew, Chapter 11, “Digory and His Uncle are both in Trouble”
‘She woke up,’ said Digory wretched. And then, turning very white, ‘I mean, I woke her.’