Quote of the “Everyone already knows this one”

“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

This quote brought to you via a discussion I was having with my boss over whether we would want Google or the Feds to be supreme overlords. Lewis answered this one for me… but I had to google it to get the exact wording…


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3 responses to “Quote of the “Everyone already knows this one”

  1. Volfram

    That implies that the Feds would be better.

  2. kx59

    Which begs the question: “what is the difference, these days, between google and the federal government?”