Quote of the day

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.  – C.S. Lewis who was born on this day in 1898.

He also said:

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

And:

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.

And:

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

And:

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.

And:

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

And:

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.

And:

We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

And:

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.

One Response to Quote of the day

  1. bwcarey says:

    a great soul, amen

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