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C.S. Lewis Quotes

  • c s lewis"My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust.

    But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?

    If the whole show was bad and senseless from A to Z, so to speak, why did I, who was supposed to be part of the show, find myself in such a violent reaction against it?

  • c s lewis"If they are wrong they need your prayers all the more; and if they are your enemies, then you are under orders to pray for them."
    C. S. Lewis

  • c s lewis"We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive."
    - C.S. Lewis


  • quote 1441

    "God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart form Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing."


    - C.S. Lewis

  •  quote 1499

     "Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy."

    - C.S. Lewis

  • quote 1503

    "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."

    - C.S. Lewis

     

  • quote 1517

    "Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny."
    - C.S. Lewis

  • quote 1546

    "My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?"

    - C.S. Lewis

  • quote 1579

    Prosperity knits a man to the World. He feels that he is ‘finding his place in it’, while really it is finding its place in him.

    - C.S. Lewis

  • quote 1604

    "My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not a call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?"

    - C. S. Lewis

  • quote 1606

    "To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."

    - C.S. Lewis

  • quote 1614

    "You don't have a soul; you are a soul. You have a body."

    - C. S. Lewis

  • quote 1642

    "True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less."

    - C.S. Lewis

  • We live in a world starved for solitude, silence, and privacy.

    "We live in a world starved for solitude, silence, and privacy: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship."

    - C.S. Lewis

  • CS Lewis quote

    "It would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased."

    - C. S. Lewis

  • C. S. Lewis quote

    "You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream."

    - C.S. Lewis

  • C. S. Lewis quote

    "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."

    - C. S. Lewis

  • C.S.Lewis quote

    "To know God is to know that our obedience is due to Him."

    - C. S. Lewis

  • quote 1743

    "God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain."

    - C. S. Lewis

  • c s lewis“We are, not metaphorically but in very truth, a Divine work of art, something that God is making, and therefore something with which He will not be satisfied until it has a certain character.

    Here again we come up against what I have called the 'intolerable compliment.'

    Over a sketch made idly to amuse a child, an artist may not take much trouble: he may be content to let it go even though it is not exactly as he meant it to be.