C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis, (1898-1963), British novelist

C. S. Lewis Quote

“Not to be, but to seem, virtuous -- it is a formula whose utility we all discovered in the nursery.”

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
~ C. S. Lewis

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Mike, Norwalk

And then there are some that take it beyond science to an art form, such as the Clintons. With POTUS et al, the immediate nursery appears to be near 537.

Mick, Manchester

I wonder what else he worked out while he was hiding at the back of the wardrobe? I also wonder what the context of this quote is as in his major work the virtuous triumph and the devious and evil are ultimately vanquished - among other fantasies.

E Archer, NYC

One of the reasons to raise a child to be honest -- I would tell my children, "you don't want to get too good at lying, otherwise your word will mean nothing, and if your word is nothing, how can you be something?" ;-)

warrdoc, Elk Grove

Good morning Mike, could you enlighten me on the reference of 537? I'm ignorant of this.

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk warrdoc, Elk Grove 9/27/19

warrdoc, my 537 reference was to the 535 in Congress with the addition of the President and Vice President.

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk warrdoc, Elk Grove 9/27/19

warrdoc, besides the 537, I should have added the Supreme Court to the list; BUT, If I kept adding, the sum total would have to include most politicians (local to federal), most political active, most affiliated to the occupying statist theocracy infesting this land (including patrons of ecclesiastical seminaries {government schools} - & - weaponized propaganda warriors {MSM}), useful idiots like antifa, etc., etc., etc.


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