Wednesday, October 26, 2011

quote on praise

"I had never noticed that all enjoyment spontaneously overflows into praise unless (sometimes even if) shyness or the fear of boring others is deliberately brought in to check it. The world rings with praise--lovers praising their mistresses, readers their favorite poet, walkers praising the countryside, players praising their favorite game--praise of weather, wines, dishes...I had never noticed how the humblest, and at the same time most balanced and capacious, minds praised most, while the cranks, misfits and malcontents praised least...except where intolerably adverse circumstances interfere, praise almost seems to be inner health made audible." (c.s. lewis, reflections on the psalms)

Thanks nate!

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