November 25, 2008

Unfashionable

I just saw this great quote on Josh Harris' Blog. I am always tempted to add to the quotes that I find, but I am going to leave this one alone. I just wanted to pass it along.
The great guide of the world is fashion and it's god is respectability--two phantoms at which brave men laugh! How many of you look around on society to know what to do? You watch the general current and then float upon it! You study the popular breeze and shift your sails to suit it. True men do not so! You ask, "Is it fashionable? If it is fashionable, it must be done." Fashion is the law of multitudes, but it is nothing more than the common consent of fools.
Charles Spurgeon from a sermon on Joshua 24:15, delivered on April 18, 1875


[HT: Josh Harris]