C. S. Lewis Quotes

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.

Worship Quotes

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

Wonder Quotes

Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.

Time Quotes, Women Quotes, History Quotes, Men Quotes


Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.

Aim Quotes, War Quotes

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

Courage Quotes, Virtue Quotes

If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.

Thought Quotes, History Quotes

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.

Truth Quotes, Despair Quotes, Thinking Quotes

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.

Reflection Quotes, Thinking Quotes

Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.

Success Quotes, Achievement Quotes, Failure Quotes

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.

Life Quotes, Rich Quotes, Reality Quotes, Respect Quotes, Literature Quotes

Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.

Regret Quotes

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.

Adversity Quotes, Prosperity Quotes, Evil Quotes

A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.

Listening Quotes, Pride Quotes, Humility Quotes, Lying Quotes

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.

Love Quotes, Power Quotes

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.

Exercise Quotes, Men Quotes, Nature Quotes, Power Quotes

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

Art Quotes, Philosophy Quotes

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.

Faith Quotes, Passion Quotes, Guilt Quotes

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.

Time Quotes, Truth Quotes, Originality Quotes, Art Quotes, Literature Quotes

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.

Nature Quotes

There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.

Marriage Quotes

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.

Enemies Quotes, Logic Quotes

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

Truth Quotes, Imagination Quotes

The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.

Hell Quotes

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.

Aim Quotes, Heaven Quotes

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

Happiness Quotes

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

Happiness Quotes

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

Time Quotes, Habit Quotes

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

Future Quotes

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.

Fear Quotes

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

Exercise Quotes

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.

Education Quotes, Values Quotes, Clever Quotes, Evil Quotes

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.

Christianity Quotes

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.

Important Quotes, Christianity Quotes

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

Age Quotes, Great Quotes

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

Goal Quotes

4 Top C. S. Lewis quotes about God

I gave in, and admitted that God was God.

God Quotes

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.'

God Quotes

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

God Quotes, Quitting Quotes

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

God Quotes, Experience Quotes