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”.

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The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us; just as the roof of a sunhouse does not attract the sun because it is bright, but becomes bright because the son shines on it.
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Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
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The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.
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To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
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Joy is the serious business of Heaven.
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When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.
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The happiness which God designs for His higher creatures is the happiness of being freely, voluntarily united to Him and to each other in an ecstasy of love and delight compared with which the most rapturous love between a man and a woman on this earth is mere milk and water.
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Do not let your happiness depend on something you may lose... only (upon) the Beloved who will never pass away.
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God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them.
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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
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Once a man is united to God, how could he not live forever?
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We are what we believe we are.
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A little lie is like a little pregnancy-it doesn't take long before everyone knows.
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Now that I am a Christian I do not have moods in which the whole thing looks very improbable: but when I was an atheist I had moods in which Christianity looked terribly probable.
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Very often what God first helps us towards is not the virtue itself but just this power of always trying again.
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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.
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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.
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Love is the great conqueror of lust.
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The only things we can keep are the things we freely give to God.
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It is simple religions that are the made-up ones.
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Sainthood lies in the habit of referring the smallest actions to God. Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.
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You cannot make men good by law.
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Virtue-even attempted virtue-brings light; indulgence brings fog.
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History is a story written by the finger of God.
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You must believe that God is separate from the world and that some of the things we see in it are contrary to His will.
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You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
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To love is to be vulnerable.
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Christianity asserts that every individual human being is going to live for ever, and this must be either true or false. Now there are a good many things which would not be worth bothering about if I were going to live only seventy years, but which I had better bother about very seriously if I am going to live for ever.
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Like a good chess player, Satan is always trying to manuever you into a position where you can save your castle only by losing your bishop.
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You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile.
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Heaven will solve our problems, but not, I think, by showing us subtle reconciliations between all our apparently contradictory notions.
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God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
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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.
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When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now.
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God became man to turn creatures into sons: not simply to produce better men of the old kind but to produce a new kind of man.
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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.
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I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.
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Do not waste time bothering whether you "love" your neighbor; act as if you did.
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Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free-wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself.
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I believe there are too many practitioners in the church who are not believers.
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When God becomes a Man and lives as a creature among His own creatures in Palestine, then indeed His life is one of supreme self-sacrifice and leads to Calvary.
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There is no neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counter-claimed by Satan.
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God is not proud. He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him.
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All that we call human history--money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery--[is] the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.
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Christ wants a child's heart, but a grown-up's head. He wants us to be simple, single-minded, affectionate, and teachable, as good children are; but He also wants every bit of intelligence we have to be alert at its job, and in first-class fighting trim.
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No philosophical theory which I have yet come across is a radical improvement on the words of Genesis, that 'In the beginning God made Heaven and Earth'.
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True friends face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.
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The very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between having and wanting.
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Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning.
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You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.
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