C S Lewis Quotes (77 quotations)

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51. The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. - C S Lewis

52. The greatest evil is not done in those sordid dens of evil that Dickens loved to paint but is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clear, carpeted, warmed, well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. - C S Lewis

53. The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil. - C S Lewis

54. The real Oxford is a close corporation of jolly, untidy, lazy, good-for-nothing humorous old men, who have been electing their own successors ever since the world began and who intend to go on with it. They'll squeeze under the Revolution or leap over it when the time comes, don't you worry. - C S Lewis

55. The safest road to hell is the gradual one-the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. - C S Lewis

56. The trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed. - C S Lewis

57. The very idea of freedom presupposes some objective moral law which overarches rulers and ruled alike. - C S Lewis

58. There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end, 'Thy will be done.' - C S Lewis

59. There are 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." - C S Lewis

60. 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. - C S Lewis

61. This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted. - C S Lewis

62. 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. - C S Lewis

63. To love at all is to be vulnerable. - C S Lewis

64. 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

65. 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. - C S Lewis

66. We are what we believe we are - C S Lewis

67. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. - C S Lewis

68. What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. - C S Lewis

69. What seem our worst prayers may really be, in God's eyes, our best. Those, I mean, which are least supported by devotional feeling. For these may come from a deeper level than feeling. God sometimes seems to speak to us most intimately when he catches us, as it were, off our guard. - C S Lewis

70. When you reach the thing you were desiring, if it doesn't satisfy you, it was not what you were desiring. - C S Lewis

71. Whenever you find a man who says he doesn't believe in a real Right and Wrong, you will find the same man going back on this a moment later. - C S Lewis

72. With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere. - C S Lewis

73. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C S Lewis

74. You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. - C S Lewis

75. You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. - C S Lewis

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