Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Charles Williams

British Novelist, Poet and Publisher,associate of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and member of the Inklings

"The history of Christendom would have been far happier if we all had remembered one rule of intelligence - not to believe a thing more strongly at the end of a bitter argument than at the beginning, not to believe it with the energy of the opposition rather than one's own."

"The discovery that one cannot well give back or be given back what one has given or been given in the same place is sometimes as painful as the discovery that one is being loved on principle and not from preference."