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Help with Quote, please?

Help with Quote, please?

Postby Erin » 24 Mar 2006, 18:06

here is a CS Lewis quote about people being more important than kingdoms /nations because people are eternal...or something like that. do you have any idea where it's from or the exact verbage?

re: Help with Quote, please?

Postby A#minor » 24 Mar 2006, 18:19

"There are no ordinary people... it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit." - Weight of Glory

"If individuals live only seventy years, then a state, or a nation, or a civilization, which may last for a thousand years, is more important than an individual. But if Christianity is true, then the individual is not only more important but imcomparably more important, for he is everlasting and the life of a state or civilisation, compared with his, is only a moment."
-Mere Christianity, The Three Parts of Morality (next to last paragraph)

Hope that's what you're looking for.
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re: Help with Quote, please?

Postby haferguson » 24 Mar 2006, 18:21

The quote you are looking for is in the last paragraph of the essay "The Weight of Glory."
...there are no ordinary people; you have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures...are mortal...
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