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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.  - C. S. Lewis
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The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 2, HarperCollins, 2009, p. xi, Preface - ISBN: 9780061947216
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The Great Divorce (1944–1945), Chapter 9. Sometimes misquoted as "... and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way." "

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Born: November 29, 1898

Died: November 22, 1963 (aged 64)

Nationality: British

Occupation: Author, novelist, scholar, broadcaster

Bio: Clive Staples Lewis, commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as Jack, was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist from Belfast, Ireland.

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