Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Yet another reason to treat one another really well

"If all men stood talking of their rights before they went up a mast or down a sewer or stoked a furnace or joined an army, we should all perish. . . . The man preoccupied with his own rights is not only a disastrous, but a very unlovely, object; indeed, one of the worst mischiefs we do by treating a man unjustly is that we force him to be thus preoccupied."

C. S. Lewis, in The Quotable Lewis, page 520.