Quotes of C. S. Lewis

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

- C. S. Lewis

“ Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step; for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair. ”

- C. S. Lewis

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

- C. S. Lewis

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

- C. S. Lewis

“ 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. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ 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. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ I gave in, and admitted that God was God. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ I ended my first book with the words 'no answer.' I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice? Only words, words; to be led out to battle against other words. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ He's not safe, but he's good (referring to Aslan, the Lion, in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ You must make your choice: either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon; or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ Courage, dearheart ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ If there is a wasp in the room, I’d like to be able to see it. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ Redeemed humanity is still young, it has hardly come to its full strength. But already there is joy enough in the little finger of a great saint such as yonder lady to waken all the dead things of the universe into life. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ I ended my first book with the words 'no answer.' I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice? Only words, words; to be led out to battle against other words. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ We were talking of DRAGONS, Tolkien and I In a Berkshire bar. The big workman Who had sat silent and sucked his pipe All the evening, from his empty mug With gleaming eye glanced towards us: "I seen 'em myself!" he said fiercely. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ God is easy to please but hard to satisfy. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ No doubt those who really founded modern science were usually those whose love of truth exceeded their love of power; in every mixed movement the efficacy comes from the good elements not from the bad. But the presence of the bad elements is not irrelevant to the direction the efficacy takes. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ Ascension 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 that it was dark. Dark would be without meaning. ”

- C. S. Lewis

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

- C. S. Lewis
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