Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From The Magician’s Nephew By C.S. Lewis
The dumb beasts who I have not chosen are yours also. Treat them gently and cherish them but do not go back to their ways lest you cease to be talking beasts. From out of them you were taken and out of them you can return. Do not so. *** What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: It also depends on what sort of person you are. *** Now the trouble with trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed. *** If a fellow can’t trust his nose, what is he to trust? *** A chap don’t exactly know till he’s been tried. *** Perhaps it is best not to ask too many questions. *** You can’t be too careful in these magical places. You never know what may be watching you. *** I don’t care much about living on and on after everyone I know is dead. I’d rather live an ordinary time and die and go to Heaven. *** Oh, Adam’s sons! How cleverly you defend yourselves against all that might do you good. *** Be just and merciful and brave. The blessing is upon you. *** That is what happens to those who pluck and eat fruits at the wrong time and in the wrong way. The fruit is good, but they loathe it ever after. *** Things always work according to their nature. *** When things go wrong, you’’ find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start going right they often go on getting better and better.