Friday, August 12, 2011

Quote of the Day

"The fool who has not sense to discriminate between what is good and what is bad is well nigh as dangerous as the man who does discriminate and yet chooses the bad."
-C.S. Lewis

1 comment:

T.K. Tortch said...

Ha! Rambling 'round my brain recently, at the slowly collapsing, still-grinding, stretched-out end of the 20th Century's political conceits, is a phrase that goes something like this: "There's no point distinguishing between a well-intentioned fool and a mustache-twirling villain when either cause the same catastrophe".

Running across Lewis' pithy statement of the same idea is delightful; first, there's nothing new under the sun, especially not the content of any wisdom on my part; second, it's the zeitgeist: we live in interesting times - some version of Lewis' quip is running through a whole lot of people's heads these days, I would guess.