Sayings of the wise“I believe what really happens in history is this: the old man is always wrong; and the young people are always wrong about what is wrong with him. The practical form it takes is this: that, while the old man may stand by some stupid custom, the young man always attacks it with some theory that turns out to be equally stupid.”
by G. K. Chesterton ILN, 6-3-1922
‘Thimbles and thunderstorms!’ cried Trumpkin in a rage. ‘Is that how you speak to the King? Send me, Sire, I’ll go.’— C.S. Lewis, Prince Caspian, Chap. 7 “Old Narnia in Danger”
‘But I thought you didn’t believe in the Horn, Trumpkin,’ said Caspian.
‘No more I do, your Majesty. But what’s that got to do with it? I might as well die on a wild goose chase as die here. You are my King. I know the difference between giving advice and taking orders. You’ve had my advice, and now it’s the time for orders.’