403 C.S. Lewis Quotes

Clive Staples Lewis is widely known for his fictional (most notably The Chronicles of Narnia and The Screwtape letters) and non-fictional Christian writings (most notably Miracles and Mere Christianity). Lewis has an amazing story of growing up in a Christian family, in his early teenage years becoming an atheist, but later coming back to God. In a writing later in his life, this is what he had to say about coming back to Christianity: “.. I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England”.

  • "God is not proud. He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: God, Pride


  • "A world of nice people, content in their own niceness, looking no further, turned away from God, would be just as desperately in need of salvation as a miserable world-and might be even more difficult to save."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Salvation


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

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: God, Satan


  • "The lost enjoy forever the horrible freedom they have demanded."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Hell, Freedom


  • "Poetry too is a little incarnation, giving body to what had been before invisible and inaudible."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Philosophy


  • "I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Conscience


  • "There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Happiness


  • "The enemy will not see you vanish into God's company without an effort to reclaim you."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Satan


  • "Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a fire?"

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Christians


  • "To make Christianity a private affair while banishing all privacy is to relegate it to the rainbow's end or the Greek Calends."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Christianity


  • "You must not do, you must not even try to do, the will of the Father unless you are prepared to 'know of the doctrine'."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Holiness, Humility, Doctrine


  • "Be sure that the ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery to Him; and one day they will no longer be a mystery to you."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Humility


  • "You cannot make men good by law."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Good and Evil, Men


  • "When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse he understands his own badness less and less."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Good and Evil


  • "I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Praise



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