Thursday, October 14, 2010


Full Speed Ahead?

Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913-1994), Escolios a un Texto Implícito: Selección (Bogotá: Villegas Editores, 2001), p. 331 (tr. by Stephen at Don Colacho's Aphorisms):
Swimming against the current is not idiotic if the waters are racing toward a waterfall.

Nadar contra la corriente no es necedad si las aguas corren hacia cataratas.
C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), Mere Christianity, chapter 5:
We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.

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