87 Best Cs Lewis Quotes to Help you Build Stronger Principles

Quotes by Cs Lewis

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Cs Lewis Quotes On Love
Cs Lewis Quotes On Love

Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland 29 November 1898 and died on 22 November 1963. His dad was Albert James Lewis. He was a British writer and lay theologian. He persevered academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) plus Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963). Here are collection of Best Cs Lewis Quotes.

Lewis is properly-known for his works of fiction, mainly The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, also The Space Trilogy, and non-fiction Christian apologetics, that is Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

He and fellow novelist J. R. R. Tolkien were best friends. They both worked on the English faculty at Oxford University and were engaged in the informal Oxford literary group known as the Inklings. According to Lewis’s autobiography Surprised by Joy, he was christened in the Church of Ireland but dropped away from his belief during teens.

Lewis back to Anglicanism at the age of 32, owing to the power of Tolkien and other buddies, and he became an “ordinary layman of the Church of England.”His faith immensely affected his task, and his wartime radio telecasts on the topic of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.

Lewis wrote 30 books which have been interpreted into 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. He books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia have sold the greatest and have popularised on spotlight, TV, radio, and cinema. Christian apologists from many classifications widely cite his thoughtful writings.

In 1956, Lewis wedded American writer Joy Davidman; she off by cancer. Lewis died iin 1963 from renal collapse, before one week his 65th birthday. Lewis honored with a memorial in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey.

Cs Lewis Quotes On Love

Cs Lewis Quotes On Love
Cs Lewis Quotes On Love

“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.”

“Though our feelings come and go, his love for us does not.”

“Now is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It won’t last forever. We must take it or leave it.”

“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.”

“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.”

“There is no uncreated being except God. God has no opposite.”

“We regard God as an airman regards his parachute; it’s there for emergencies, but he hopes he’ll never have to use it.”

Cs Lewis Quotes on Christianity

Cs Lewis Quotes on Christianity
Cs Lewis Quotes on Christianity

“Jesus Christ did not say, “Go into all the world and tell the world that it is quite right.”

“Nothing is more dangerous to one’s own faith than the work of an apologist. No doctrine of that faith seems to me so spectral, so unreal as one that I have just successfully defended in a public debate.”

“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.”

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

“If you’re thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you, you’re embarking on something, which will take the whole of you.”

“You must ask for God’s help. After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again.”

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”

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

“This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.”

“We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.”

“The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.”

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”

“How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.”

“Good English’ is whatever educated people talk; so that what is good in one place or time would not be so in another.”

Cs Lewis Quotes on Family

Cs Lewis Quotes on Family
Cs Lewis Quotes on Family

“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.”

“In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough.”

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.”

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

“Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.”

“History isn’t just the story of bad people doing bad things. It’s quite as much a story of people trying to do good things. But somehow, something goes wrong.”

“It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.”

“Let’s pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.”

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

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”

“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”

“Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn’t mean anything else.”

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

“Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.”

“We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with him. He walks everywhere incognito.”

Cs Lewis Quotes on Prayer

Cs Lewis Quotes on Prayer

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains; it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”

“The instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man’s self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred.”

“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.”

“Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.”

“All these toys were never intended to possess my heart. My true good is in another world, and my only real treasure is Christ.”

“To walk out of his will is to walk into nowhere.”

“Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.”

“It cost God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things: but to convert rebellious wills cost him crucifixion.”

“Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.”

“What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.”

“There are only two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done, “ and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way.”

Cs Lewis Quotes Friendship

Cs Lewis Quotes Friendship
Cs Lewis Quotes Friendship

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

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

“Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.”

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

“With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.”

“All get what they want; they do not always like it.”

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…”

“A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.”

“When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world.”

“If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.”

“When you are arguing against God you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all.”

“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”

“If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.”

“Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.”

Cs Lewis Quotes on Kindness

Cs Lewis Quotes on Kindness
Cs Lewis Quotes on Kindness

“When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.”

“Faith in Christ is the only thing to save you from despair.”

“Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.”

“I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”

“It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.”

“We are what we believe we are.”

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”

“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.”

“God has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. You are as much alone with him as if you were the only being he had ever created.”

“Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.”

“I think that all things, in their way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not least.”

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”

“The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career.”

Cs Lewis Quotes on Heaven

Cs Lewis Quotes on Heaven
Cs Lewis Quotes on Heaven

“Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.”

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen – not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.”

“Forgiveness does not mean excusing.”

“The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life.”

“We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”

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

“The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self – all your wishes and precautions – to Christ.”

“If God had granted all the silly prayers I’ve made in my life, where should I be now?”

“Real joy seems to me almost as unlike security or prosperity as it is unlike agony.”

“No good work is done anywhere without aid from the Father of Lights.”

“There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.”

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