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
‘That you will, dearie, and no mistake,’ said Mrs Beaver; ‘If there’s anyone who can appear before Aslan without their knees knocking, they’re either braver than most of else just silly.’— C.S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Chap. 8 “What happened after Dinner”
‘Then he isn’t safe?’ said Lucy.
‘Safe?’ said Mr. Beaver; ‘don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you’