..(T)here are two opposite reasons for being a democrat. You may think all men so good that they deserve a share in the government of the commonwealth, and so wise that the commonwealth needs their advice. That is, in my opinion, the false, romantic doctrine of democracy. On the other hand, you may believe fallen men to be so wicked that not one of them can be trusted with any irresponsible power over his fellows.
Top 10 Thinking Quotes by C S Lewis
To forgive the incessant provocations of daily life - to keep on forgiving the bossy mother-in-law, the bullying husband, the nagging wife, the selfish daughter, the deceitful son - how can we do it? Only, I think, by remembering where we stand, by meaning our words when we say in our prayers each night, â€œForgive our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.â€ We are offered forgiveness on no other terms. To refuse it is to refuse Godâ€™s mercy for ourselves. There is no hint of exceptions and God means what he says.