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”.

  • "We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Humility

  • "You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Holiness, Repentance, Worldliness

  • "Though I do not believe that my desire for Paradise proves that I shall enjoy it, I think it a pretty good indication that such a thing exists and that some men will."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Heaven

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

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Truth, Examples

  • "All joy emphasizes our pilgrim status; always reminds, beckons, awakens desire. Our best havings are wantings."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Contentment, Joy

  • "The modern idea of a Great Man is one who stands at the lonely extremity of some single line of development--"

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Achievement, Perseverance,

  • "Every story of conversion is the story of a blessed defeat."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Conversion

  • "The more lucidly we think, the more we are cut off: the more deeply we enter into reality, the less we can think."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Ignorance

  • "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."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Submission

  • "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."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Rebellion, Happiness, History

  • "Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Life, Eternity, Time

  • "The very man who has argued you down, will sometimes be found, years later, to have been influenced by what you said."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Examples

  • "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."

    C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Love, The Trinity

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