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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.

Author: C.S. Lewis, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty freedom tyranny cslewis evil good victims robberbaron 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may 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.

Author: C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock, p. 292, Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=I6xWiVDThpEC&pg=PA292&lpg=PA2...Saved by tabe218 in cslewis robberbaron tyrannies 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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