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Quotes by Malcolm Muggeridge


After listening to a lecture on evolution by a science professor, a student wrote a poem and titled it “The Amazing Professor.” The poem read: Once I was a tadpole when I began to begin. Then I was a frog with my tail tucked in. Next I was a monkey on a coconut tree. Now I am a doctor with a PhD (Anonymous). [Evolution is] one of the stupidest theories of Western life.


Looking over my 90 years, I realize I have never made any progress in good times. I only progressed in the hard times.


All other freedoms, once won, soon turn into new servitude. Christ is the only liberator whose liberation lasts forever.


Contrary to what might be expected, I look back on experiences that at the time seemed especially desolating and painful, with particular satisfaction. Indeed, I can say with complete truthfulness that everything I have learned in my seventy five years in this world, everything that has truly enhanced and enlightened my existence, has been through affliction and not through happiness, whether pursued or attained… This, of course, is what the Cross signifies. And it is the Cross, more than anything else, that has called me inexorably to Christ.