51 Quotes By C. S. Lewis


How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
C. S. Lewis on age

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis on art

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
C. S. Lewis on art

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 on birthday

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
C. S. Lewis on change

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C. S. Lewis on courage

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
C. S. Lewis on education

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
C. S. Lewis on experience

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
C. S. Lewis on failure

I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
C. S. Lewis on faith

Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.
C. S. Lewis on faith

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
C. S. Lewis on fear

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis on friendship

Eros will have naked bodies Friendship naked personalities.
C. S. Lewis on friendship

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

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.
C. S. Lewis on god

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
C. S. Lewis on god

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
C. S. Lewis on god

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 on god

I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
C. S. Lewis on god

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