Archives For July 2013

Real forgiveness means looking steadily at the sin, the sin that is left over without any excuse, after all allowances have been made, and seeing it in all its horror, dirt, meanness, and malice, and nevertheless being wholly reconciled to the man who has done it. That, and only that, is forgiveness, and that we can always have from God if we ask for it.

C.S. Lewis, On Forgiveness: The Weight of Glory

우둔한 사람의 마음은 입밖에 있지만, 지혜로운 사람의 입은 그의 마음속에 있다. (The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.)


Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away, ere break of day,
To find our long-forgotten gold.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Knowing the enemy enables you to take the offensive, knowing yourself enables you to stand on the defensive.

 Sun Tzu, 孙子兵法 Sunzi Bingfa (The Art of War) 

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Romans 12:2

I dread government in the name of science. That is how tyrannies come in.

C.S. Lewis

Critics who treat ‘adult’ as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.

C.S. Lewis

많은 공부와 지식이 지혜를 가져다 줄 수 있는 것은 아니다. (Much learning does not teach understanding.)


Great ambition and conquest, without contribution, is without significance.

Mr. Hundert, The Emperor’s Club