C.S. Lewis Quotes

We regard God as an airman regards his parachute; it's there for emergencies but he hopes he'll never have to use it

C.S. Lewis

Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods

C.S. Lewis

Mere change is not growth. Growth is the synthesis of change and continuity, and where there is no continuity there is no growth.

C.S. Lewis

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained

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You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.

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Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You, too? Thought I was the only one."

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Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

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God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world

C.S. Lewis

When we lose one blessing, another is often, most unexpectedly, given in its place.

C.S. Lewis

Joy is never in our power and pleasure often is

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Though our feelings come and go, Godís love for us does not.

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God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain

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Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.

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Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.

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Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.

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I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.

C.S. Lewis

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