C.S. Lewis Quotes

86 C.S. Lewis quotes:

"But probably every age gets, within certain limits, the science it deserves"
"The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Adversity Quotes
"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Advice Quotes
"Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained"
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Affection Quotes
"Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Affection Quotes
"Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again."
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
"Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Achievement Quotes
"God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain"
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete."
"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Education Quotes
"True friends... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Direction Quotes
"Badness is only spoiled goodness."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Exercise Quotes
"The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Soul Quotes Evangelism Quotes
"Faith... is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"Friendship is...the sort of love one can imagine between angels."
"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Courage Quotes

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