C. S. Lewis Quotes (62 Quotes)

    Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.

    Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.

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

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

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

    It is only our bad temper that we put down to being tired or worried or hungry we put our good temper down to ourselves.

    A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.

    The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.

    I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

    Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.

    If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.

    A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

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