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
“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.