quote by C. S. Lewis

It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible Gods and Goddesses. To remember that the dullest, and most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship.

— C. S. Lewis

Almighty Circumspection quotations

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.

If we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom.

We shall try to spirit the penniless population across the border by procuring employment for it in the transit countries, while denying it any employment in our own country .... expropriation and the removal of the poor must be carried out discreetly and circumspectly.

Good moral character is the first essential in a man.

When the country goes temporarily to the dogs, cats must learn to be circumspect, walk on fences, sleep in trees, and have faith that all this woofing is not the last word.

The necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance.

I hold strongly to this: that it is better to be impetuous than circumspect;

because fortune is a woman and if she is to be submissive it is necessary to beat and coerce her.

There are no ordinary people.. it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit.

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations--these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat.

By playing at Chess then, we may learn... First: Foresight. Second: Circumspection. Third: Caution.

By playing at Chess then, we may learn: First: Foresight.

.. Second: Circumspection... Third: Caution...And lastly, we learn by Chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs, the habit of hoping for a favorable chance, and that of persevering in the secrets of resources

I smiled, I waited, I was circumspect; O never, never, never write that I missed life or loving.

Circumspection and caution are part of wisdom.

There is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust.

Let us contemplate our forefathers, and posterity, and resolve to maintain the rights bequeathed to us from the former, for the sake of the latter.

courage isn't simply a matter of leading charges: sometimes it consists in speaking up, sometimes in stoic silence, sometimes in forging ahead, sometimes in circumspection, and sometimes in nothing less than preserving our own humanity.

Sustaining silence and circumspection are two behaviors that lead to better, healthier outcomes. They are powerful without dominating.

I think the key to writing the truth of our existences, so much of this is being incubated online, is examining the conflicts and the messiness, our sometimes dividedness, dealing with gender and other hierarchies, and also our identities outside of them, deeply personal and yet somehow critical and circumspect.

But, if I sample this pleasure so prudently and circumspectly, it will no longer be a pleasure.

It is a remarkable circumstance in reference to cunning persons that they are often deficient not only in comprehensive, far-sighted wisdom, but even in prudent, cautious circumspection.

A beautiful woman, if poor, should use double circumspection;

for her beauty will tempt others, her poverty herself.

Be circumspect how you offend schollers, for knowe, a serpent tooth bites not so ill, as dooth a schollers angrie quill.

Intellectuals who live in Hungary, or who wish to work or lecture there, are extremely circumspect in their criticism.

I do not comprehend those rules of conduct that make us so content with self and so cold to those we love. I detest prudence, I even hate (suffer me to say so) those duties of friendship which substitute propriety for interest, and circumspection for feeling. How shall I say it? I love the abandonment to impulse, I act from impulse only, and I love to madness that others do the same by me.

It is better to be bold than too circumspect, because fortune is of a sex which likes not a tardy wooer and repulses all who are not ardent.

When among the graves of thy fellows, walk with circumspection; thine own is open at thy feet.

I tend to approach giving interviews with the same sense of circumspection and restraint as I approach my writing. That is to say, virtually none. When asked what I made of blogs like my own, blogs written by parents about their children, I said, 'A blog like this is narcissism in its most obscene flowering.'

Circumspection is not one of my better, favorite conditions, really.

When it shall please God to bring thee to man's estate, use great providence and circumspection in choosing thy wife. For from thence will spring all thy future good or evil; and it is an action of life, like unto a stratagem of war; wherein a man can err but once!

Don't limp in front of the lame.

Life is life. You do a lot of different things and you have great adventures but there's not a lot to talk about unless you're in the middle of an adventure at the time. Circumspection is not one of my better, favorite conditions, really.

Prudent and active men, who know their strength and use it with limit and circumspection, alone go far in the affairs of the world.

The moderate are not usually the most sincere, for the same circumspection which makes them moderate makes them likewise retentive of what could give offence.

A lover without indiscretion is no lover at all.

Circumspection and devotion are a contradiction in terms.

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