Friday, May 17, 2013

A Voice from the Past - Lewis

While we believe that good is something to be invented, we demand of our rulers such qualities as 'vision', 'dynamism', 'creativity', and the like. If we returned to the objective view we should demand qualities much rarer, and much more beneficial - virtue, knowledge, diligence and skill. 'Vision' is for sale, or claims to be for sale, everywhere. But give me a man who will do a day's work for a day's pay, who will refuse bribes, who will not make up his facts, and who has learned his job.

C. S. Lewis, 1898-1963, Christian Reflections, The Poison of Subjectivism, William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1995, p. 81)

Is this the right way of looking at things? What difference would it make if we adopted it?


  1. Great quote Mike! I think that I will steal (i mean borrow) it!

    1. Go right ahead, just be sure to give credit to the guy stole (er borrowed) it from.

    2. My bad! I just added you to the byline!