Friday, August 14, 2009

Quote of the day..or month..or something

I don't post many quotes but this one applies now more than ever.

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
- C.S. Lewis

2 comments:

Nairb said...

That quote should serve us well until at least January 20, 2012.

Samuel Adams said...

It is one of my favorites, the motto of do-gooders and the nanny state.