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
“Will you promise not to — do anything to me, if I do come?” said Jill.— C.S. Lewis, The Silver Chair, Chapter 2 “Jill is Given a Task”
“I make no promise,” said the Lion.
“Do you eat girls?” she said.
“I have swallowed up girls and boys, woman and men, kings and emperors, cities and realms,” said the Lion. It didn’t say this as if it were boasting, nor as if it were sorry, nor as if it were angry. It just said it.