C.S. Lewis Quotes

86 C.S. Lewis quotes:

"Many things--such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly--are done worst when we try hardest to do them."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Behavior Quotes
"Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Belief Quotes
"What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what kind of a person you are"
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"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."
"Aim at heaven, and you will get earth thrown in; aim at earth, and you will get neither."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Heaven Quotes Religion Quotes
"But probably every age gets, within certain limits, the science it deserves"
"How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete."
"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
"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Exercise Quotes
"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear."
"Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Gratitude Quotes
"You cannot make men good by law: and without good men you cannot have a good society"
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Law Quotes
"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for a bird 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."
"If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning."
"Be confident small immortals. You are not the only voice that all things utter, nor is there eternal silence in the places where you cannot come."
"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
"All that is not eternal is eternally out of date."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Eternity 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
"Badness is only spoiled goodness."
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Evil Quotes
"We ought to give thanks for all fortune: it is is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country"
Author: Lewis Quotes Category: Fortune Quotes

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