C. S. Lewis Quotes

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C. S. Lewis Quotes

Clive Stayples Lewis, or popularly known as C. S. Lewis was Irish novelist, poet, eassyist, and christian apologist. He is known for both fictional work like The Chronicles of Narnia, The Space Triology and non fictional works like Miracles and The Problem of Pain. If you are landed here in search C. S. Lewis quotes, you are at very right place. Here I have compiled some of the famous C. S. Lewis quotes.

We are what we believe we are.
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Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
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Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.
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A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
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With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.
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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.
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Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
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An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.
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Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
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Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
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Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
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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.
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The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
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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.
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Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
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No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
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Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
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Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
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Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
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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.
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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.
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If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
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Let’s pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.
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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.
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Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
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Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
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The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
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Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
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You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
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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.
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Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
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Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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Humans are amphibians – half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
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God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
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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.
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This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.
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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.
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How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
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