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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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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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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Do not let your happiness depend on something you may lose... only (upon) the Beloved who will never pass away.
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Once a man is united to God, how could he not live forever?
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A little lie is like a little pregnancy-it doesn't take long before everyone knows.
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We are what we believe we are.
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The only things we can keep are the things we freely give to God.
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History is a story written by the finger of God.
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Though our feelings come and go, God's love for us does not.
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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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It is simple religions that are the made-up ones.
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When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.
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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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Virtue-even attempted virtue-brings light; indulgence brings fog.
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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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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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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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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
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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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The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons 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 play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile.
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Love is the great conqueror of lust.
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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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Joy is the serious business of Heaven.
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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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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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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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Heaven will solve our problems, but not, I think, by showing us subtle reconciliations between all our apparently contradictory notions.
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You cannot make men good by law.
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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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God is not proud. He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him.
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What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.
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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 think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation.
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The modern idea of a Great Man is one who stands at the lonely extremity of some single line of development--
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You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness.
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Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
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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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What is outside the system of self-giving is no earth, nor nature, nor 'ordinary life', but simply and solely Hell. Yet even Hell derives from this law such reality as it has.
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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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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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Does loving your enemy mean not punishing him? No, for loving myself does not mean that I ought not subject myself to punishment-even to death. If you had committed a murder, the right Christian thing to do would be to give yourself up to the police and be hanged.
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Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.
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Poetry too is a little incarnation, giving body to what had been before invisible and inaudible.
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The lost enjoy forever the horrible freedom they have demanded.
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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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All sorts of people are fond of repeating the Christian statement that "God is love." But they seem not to notice that the words 'God is love' have no real meaning unless God contains at least two persons. Love is something that one person has for another person. If God was a single person, then before the world was made, He was not love.
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The very man who has argued you down, will sometimes be found, years later, to have been influenced by what you said.
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