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C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis

  • Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.

  • Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.

  • All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.

  • Has this world been so kind to you that should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.

  • Let's pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.

  • A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.

  • The take of the modern educator is is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

  • Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

  • Affection is responsible for nine - tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

  • Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.

  • The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.

  • Aim at heaven and you get earth thrown in; aim at earth and you get neither.

  • Miracles do not, in face, break the laws of nature.

  • I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it.

  • God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from himself, because it is not there.

  • You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

  • Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

  • The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty miles an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

  • True friends... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.

  • It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.

  • Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.

  • We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.

  • You don't have a soil. You are a soil. You have a body.

  • With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.

  • The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them ( as he does ) must more nearly human than they would otherwise be.

  • We are what we believe we are.

  • Eros will have naked bodies; friendship naked personalities.

  • There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, ''Thy will be done, ''and those to whom God says, ''All right, then, have it your way. ''

  • No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.

  • Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.

  • The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.

  • Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing has yet been done.

  • Faith is the are of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.

  • An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.

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