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Powerful 35 Quotes From C. S. Lewis

Powerful 35 Quotes From C. S. Lewis


He who has God and many other things has no more than he who has God alone.


Loving your enemy in the Bible is wishing Him good, not feeling fond of him nor saying he is nice when he isn’t!


This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practise ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people.


The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance.


Many things–such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly–are done worst when we try hardest to do them.


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.


The greatest thing is to be found at one’s post as a child of God, living each day as though it were our last, but planning as though our world might last a hundred years.


To excuse what can really produce good excuses is not Christian charity; it is only fairness. To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.


In some way, it is natural for us to wish that God had designed for us a less glorious and less arduous destiny; but then we are wishing not for more love but for less.


It is only our bad temper that we put down to being tired or worried or hungry; we put our good temper down to ourselves.


Anxiety is not only a pain which we must ask God to assuage but also a weakness we must ask Him to pardon; for He’s told us to take no care for the morrow.


Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.


A little lie is like a little pregnancy it doesn’t take long before everyone knows.


No man knows how bad he is until he has tried to be good. There is a silly idea about that good people don’t know what temptation means.


I wonder if people who asked for God to intervene in our world, really know what they are asking. Will they want to be there when God really does intervene?


Reality, in fact, is always something you couldn’t have guessed. That’s one of the reasons I believe Christianity. It’s a religion you couldn’t have guessed.


It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see him.


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


I have discovered that the people who believe most strongly in the next life do the most good in the present one.


We are half-hearted creatures like 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.


Question: “Didn’t we agree that God is a spirit? Don’t you worship Him because He is pure spirit?” Answer : “Good heavens, no! We worship Him because He is wise and good. There’s nothing specially fine about being a spirit. The Devil is a spirit.”


When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now…When first things are put first, second things are not suppressed but increased.


We all agree that forgiveness is a beautiful idea until we have to practice it.


There is no neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second is claimed by God and counterclaimed by Satan.


The Christian is in a different position from other people who are trying to do good. The Christian thinks any good he does come from the Christ-life inside him. He does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.


It costs God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things; but to convert rebellious wills cost Him crucifixion.


It is a poor thing to strike our colours to God when the ship is going down under us; a poor thing to come to Him as a last resort, to offer up “our own” when it is no longer worth keeping. If God were proud, He would hardly have us on such terms.


Look for yourself and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin and decay. But look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.


When Christians say the Christ-life is in them, they do not mean simply something mental or moral. When they speak of being “in Christ” or of Christ being “in them,” this is not simply a way of saying that they are thinking about Christ or copying Him. They mean that Christ is actually operating through them.


You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.


It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.


I didn’t go to Christianity 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.


The very man who has argued you down, will sometimes be found, years later, to have been influenced by what you said.


Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not encourage us to mistake them for home.


I was not born to be free. I was born to adore and to obey.


The world does not need more Christian writers — it needs more good writers and composers who are Christians.


To ask that God’s love should be content with us as we are is to ask that God should cease to be God.
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