Sayings of the wise“The truth is, of course, that the curtness of the Ten Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion, but, on the contrary, of its liberality and humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted: precisely because most things are permitted, and only a few things are forbidden.”
by G. K. Chesterton ILN 1-3-20
`I’m sure Aslan would have, if you’d asked him,’ said Fledge.— C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew, Chapter 12, “Strawberry’s Adventure”
`Wouldn’t he know without being asked?’ said Polly.
`I’ve no doubt he would,’ said the Horse (still with his mouth full). `But I’ve a sort of idea he likes to be asked.’