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C.S. Lewis Quotes

  • My Argument

    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?

  • Quote #1405

    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

  • Quote #1419

    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


    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

     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

    quote 1503

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

    - C.S. Lewis

     

  • Quote #1517

    quote 1517

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

  • Quote #1546

    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

    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

    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

    quote 1606

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

    - C.S. Lewis

  • Quote #1614

    quote 1614

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

    - C. S. Lewis

  • The Intolerable Compliment

    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.