Quote by C.S. Lewis

we (modern society) make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and bid the geldings be fruitful.

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This quote by C.S. Lewis criticizes modern society for undermining qualities like courage, integrity, and morality. The phrase "men without chests" suggests that society has neglected to instill these virtues in individuals. It highlights the paradox of expecting people to embody virtue and take risks when they are increasingly taught to dismiss concepts like honor and castrated of their potential. Lewis suggests that society's disregard for these values leads to the shocking realization that betrayal exists within our own communities, conveying the consequences of neglecting these fundamental virtues.

By C.S. Lewis
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