C. S. Lewis quotes
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.
I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.
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.
Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.
Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.
C. S. Lewis God quotes ⇑
We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.
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.
It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence
Believe in God like you believe in the sunrise. Not because you can see it, but because you can see all it touches.
The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God's love for us does not.
We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.
All C. S. Lewis quotes ⇑
You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
The safest road to Hell is the gradual one- the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts
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.
It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.
Now, the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.
If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.
We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.
What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career.
We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.
Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things, and nothing else.
Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.
Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth 'thrown in': aim at Earth and you will get neither.
I didn't go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend Christianity.
What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.
Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man... It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.
She's the sort of woman who lives for others - you can tell the others by their hunted expression.
For you will certainly carry out God's purpose, however you act, but it makes a difference to you whether you serve like Judas or like John.
A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
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.
The more often he feels without acting, the less he will be able ever to act, and, in the long run, the less he will be able to feel.
I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now... Come further up, come further in!
I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia.