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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Today's Random Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

1 comment:

jfehlinger said...

"MY DEAR WORMWOOD,

. . .

A sensible human once said, 'If people knew how much ill-feeling
Unselfishness occasions, it would not be so often recommended from
the pulpit'; and again, 'She's the sort of woman who lives for
others -— you can always tell the others by their hunted expression'.
All this can be begun even in the period of courtship. A little real
selfishness on your patient's part is often of less value in the
long run, for securing his soul, than the first beginnings of that
elaborate and self-consciousness unselfishness which may one day blossom
into the sort of thing I have described.

. . .

Your affectionate uncle
SCREWTAPE"

-- C. S. Lewis, _The Screwtape Letters_
Letter XXVI