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
‘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.’