Re: And then there was quote. (Was Re: THE BIG LIST was Re: Reform This)

From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 10:14:09 PST

Or perhaps this serves better:

"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, anecdotal, looking for citation


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