C.S. Lewis Quotes

Man has been accustomed, ever since he was a boy, to having a dozen incompatible philosophies dancing about together inside his head. He doesn't think of doctrines as primarily"true" or "false," but as "academic" or "practical," "outworn" or "contemporary," "conventional" or "ruthless." Jargon, not argument, is your best ally in keeping him from the Church. Don't waste time trying to make him think that materialism is true! Make him think it is strong or stark or courageous—that it is the philosophy of the future. That's the sort of thing he cares about."

C.S. Lewis

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

C.S. Lewis

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

C.S. Lewis

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

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

C.S. Lewis

By the very act of arguing, you awake the patient's reason; and once it is awake, who can foresee the result

C.S. Lewis

But probably every age gets, within certain limits, the science it deserves

C.S. Lewis

I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.

C.S. Lewis

Which of the religions of the world gives to its followers the greatest happiness? While it lasts, the religion of worshiping oneself is best

C.S. Lewis

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.î

C.S. Lewis

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

C.S. Lewis

True friends... face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals.

C.S. Lewis

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.

C.S. Lewis

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

C.S. Lewis

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.

C.S. Lewis

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