C. S. Lewis Quotes

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see... view

By: C. S. Lewis

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature... view

By: C. S. Lewis

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

By: C. S. Lewis

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

By: C. S. Lewis

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

By: C. S. Lewis

Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief... view

By: C. S. Lewis

Reason is the natural order of truth.. view

By: C. S. Lewis

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... view

By: C. S. Lewis

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest... view

By: C. S. Lewis

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is... view

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

By: C. S. Lewis

You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body... view

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You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me... view

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

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

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

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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.".. view

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There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them... view

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Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult... view

By: C. S. Lewis

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted... view

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We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road.. view

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We are what we believe we are... view

By: C. S. Lewis

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step... view

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What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument... view

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

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

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Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time... view

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

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Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement... view

By: C. S. Lewis

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad... view

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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... view

By: C. S. Lewis

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... view

By: C. S. Lewis

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

By: C. S. Lewis

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

By: C. S. Lewis

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

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

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Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable... view

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Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important... view

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

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Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very".. view

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Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil... view

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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value.. view

By: C. S. Lewis