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A fantastic CS Lewis quote and a wonderful finishing touch to a children's bedroom. "Courage, dear heart." - Chronicles of Narnia. This inspiring art print makes.

Looking for the best C.S. Lewis quotes? We’ve compiled a list of top 130 inspirational and wise C.S. Lewis quotes and sayings (with images).

Best C.S. Lewis Quotes And Sayings


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“We are what we believe we are.” – C. S. Lewis


129

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


128

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” – C. S. Lewis


127

“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.” – C. S. Lewis


126

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” – C. S. Lewis


125

“In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough.” – C. S. Lewis


124

“Of all the bad men, religious bad men are the worst.” – C. S. Lewis


123

“We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.” – C. S. Lewis


122

“When you are arguing against God you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all.” – C. S. Lewis


121

“It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.” – C. S. Lewis


120

“Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.” – C. S. Lewis


119

“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.” – C. S. Lewis


118

“We’re not doubting that God will do the best for us; we’re wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.” – C. S. Lewis


117

“God has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. You are as much alone with him as if you were the only being he had ever created.” – C. S. Lewis


116

“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.” – C. S. Lewis


115

“If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.” – C. S. Lewis


114

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C. S. Lewis


113

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” – C. S. Lewis


112

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” – C. S. Lewis


111

“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.” – C. S. Lewis


110

“There would be no sense in saying you trusted Jesus if you would not take his advice.” – C. S. Lewis


109

“God intends to give us what we need, not what we now think we want.” – C. S. Lewis


108

“Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” – C. S. Lewis


107

“Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you do, and you will presently come to love him.” – C. S. Lewis


106

“God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.” – C. S. Lewis


105

“Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” – C. S. Lewis


104

“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


103

“The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.” – C. S. Lewis


102

“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” – C. S. Lewis


101

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C. S. Lewis


100

“You must ask for God’s help. After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again.” – C. S. Lewis


99

“Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.” – C. S. Lewis


98

“Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.” – C. S. Lewis


97

“One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness.” – C. S. Lewis


96

“If you’re thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you, you’re embarking on something, which will take the whole of you.” – C. S. Lewis


95

“If God had granted all the silly prayers I’ve made in my life, where should I be now?” – C. S. Lewis


94

“No good work is done anywhere without aid from the Father of Lights.” – C. S. Lewis


93

“Now is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It won’t last forever. We must take it or leave it.” – C. S. Lewis


92

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C. S. Lewis


91

“If God forgives us we must forgive ourselves otherwise its like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than him.” – C. S. Lewis


90

“Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.” – C. S. Lewis


89

“Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.” – C. S. Lewis


88

“Though our feelings come and go, his love for us does not.” – C. S. Lewis


87

“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C. S. Lewis


86

“Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.” – C. S. Lewis


85

“All these toys were never intended to possess my heart. My true good is in another world, and my only real treasure is Christ.” – C. S. Lewis


84

“To walk out of his will is to walk into nowhere.” – C. S. Lewis


83

“Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.” – C. S. Lewis


82

“What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.” – C. S. Lewis


81

“When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.” – C. S. Lewis


80

“Faith in Christ is the only thing to save you from despair.” – C. S. Lewis


79

“God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.” – C. S. Lewis


78

“We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with him. He walks everywhere incognito.” – C. S. Lewis


77

“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


76

“The instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man’s self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred.” – C. S. Lewis


75

“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” – C. S. Lewis


74

“The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.” – C. S. Lewis


73

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C. S. Lewis


72

“It is not out of compliment that lovers keep on telling one another how beautiful they are; the delight is incomplete till it is expressed.” – C. S. Lewis


71

“It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.” – C. S. Lewis


70

“Being in love” first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise.” – C. S. Lewis


69

“To love at all is to be vulnerable.” – C. S. Lewis


68

“Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.” – C. S. Lewis


67

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C. S. Lewis


66

“Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.” – C. S. Lewis


65

“Nothing you have not given away will ever really be yours.” – C. S. Lewis


64

“The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.” – C. S. Lewis


63

“We do not want merely to see beauty… We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.” – C. S. Lewis


62

“Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar.” – C. S. Lewis


61

“You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God.” – C. S. Lewis


60

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” – C. S. Lewis


59

“We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.” – C. S. Lewis


58

“All get what they want; they do not always like it.” – C. S. Lewis


57

“Forgiveness does not mean excusing.” – C. S. Lewis


56

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…” – C. S. Lewis


55

“A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.” – C. S. Lewis


54

“When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world.” – C. S. Lewis


53

“If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.” – C. S. Lewis


52

“Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.” – C. S. Lewis


51

“We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” – C. S. Lewis


50

“The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career.” – C. S. Lewis


49

“The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self – all your wishes and precautions – to Christ.” – C. S. Lewis


48

“The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life.” – C. S. Lewis


47

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.” – C. S. Lewis


46

“There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.” – C. S. Lewis


45

“Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.” – C. S. Lewis


44

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” – C. S. Lewis


43

“With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.” – C. S. Lewis


42

“Jesus Christ did not say, “Go into all the world and tell the world that it is quite right.” – C. S. Lewis


41

“I think that all things, in their way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not least.” – C. S. Lewis


40

“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


39

“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.” – C. S. Lewis


38

“The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.” – C. S. Lewis


37

“It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.” – C. S. Lewis


36

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” – C. S. Lewis


35

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


34

“Good English’ is whatever educated people talk; so that what is good in one place or time would not be so in another.” – C. S. Lewis


33

“History isn’t just the story of bad people doing bad things. It’s quite as much a story of people trying to do good things. But somehow, something goes wrong.” – C. S. Lewis


32

“Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ, and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.” – C. S. Lewis


31

“Nothing is more dangerous to one’s own faith than the work of an apologist. No doctrine of that faith seems to me so spectral, so unreal as one that I have just successfully defended in a public debate.” – C. S. Lewis


30

“We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” – C. S. Lewis


29

“Some people write heavily, some write lightly. I prefer the light approach because I believe there is a great deal of false reverence about. There is too much solemnity and intensity in dealing with sacred matters; too much speaking in holy tones.” – C. S. Lewis


28

“Satan, the leader or dictator of devils, is the opposite, not of God, but of Michael.” – C. S. Lewis


27

“When Christ died, He died for you individually just as much as if you’d been the only man in the world.” – C. S. Lewis


26

“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


25

“Joy is the serious business of Heaven.” – C. S. Lewis


24

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


23

“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.” – C. S. Lewis


22

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” – C. S. Lewis


21

“I gave in, and admitted that God was God.” – C. S. Lewis


20

“We must show our Christian colors if we are to be true to Jesus Christ.” – C. S. Lewis


19

“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


18

“A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.” – C. S. Lewis


17

“Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.” – C. S. Lewis


16

“Let’s pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.” – C. S. Lewis


15

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


14

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” – C. S. Lewis


13

“Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn’t mean anything else.” – C. S. Lewis


12

“Always prefer the plain direct word to the long, vague one. Don’t implement promises, but keep them.” – C. S. Lewis


11

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


10

“Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.” – C. S. Lewis


9

“Real joy seems to me almost as unlike security or prosperity as it is unlike agony.” – C. S. Lewis


8

“There is no uncreated being except God. God has no opposite.” – C. S. Lewis


7

“This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.” – C. S. Lewis


6

“Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say ‘infinitely’ when you mean ‘very’; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.” – C. S. Lewis


5

“Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.” – C. S. Lewis


4

“I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.” – C. S. Lewis


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“There are only 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


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“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


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“It cost God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things: but to convert rebellious wills cost him crucifixion.” – C. S. Lewis

Here are 25 of my favorite C.S. Lewis quote that shaped my faith and hope. cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.

Top 25 C.S. Lewis Quotes

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Every day, I read a quote that encourages me for the day. Sometimes it is a Bible verse, sometimes they are quotes from famous authors or historical figures, nonetheless, I read a quote to help me with being intentional for the day. If you follow me on Instagram, you likely have seen one or two of these quotes I have read.

Some of the quotes I like best come from C.S. Lewis.

C.S. Lewis – An Amazing Author and a Pillar of Learning

He lived from 1898 to 1963 in England and was the author of dozens of books. He was an atheist who became a Christian in his thirties. And after turning his life over to Jesus, everything changed. The more he learned about God’s Kingdom and his faith, the deeper he went into sharing it with others.

I have read many of his books and often refer back to them. One way that he impacts me on a regular basis is how I have kept countless quotes from him. Today, I thought I would share 10 quotes from C.S. Lewis which would us live more intentionally.

One: On Failure

“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement.” [Tweet This]

Learning to get back up after we have failed or after something has not gone our way continues to point us down a path of discovery about who we are and where we are going.

Two: On Courage

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” [Tweet This]

I still think about the truth behind this quote. Courage is the testing point of virtues…

Three: On Belief

“We are what we believe we are.” [Tweet This]

This one really connects with me about chasing my dreams and living the life I desire. If I believe I can do it, then I will do it. I have seen this play out so many times in my life.

Four: On Sharing My Faith

“We must show our Christian colors if we are to be true to Jesus Christ.” [Tweet This]

This has encouraged me in times where I struggled with sharing my faith in the past and even on a day-to-day basis. If I want to be a Christian, I need to be intentional about my faith.

Five: Living Our Faith

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.” [Tweet This]

This is why I put my faith first on my life plan and in my goals. I want to grow and be intentional here first in the hopes that God will bring blessing and revelation for everything else.

Six: On Wealth, Finances, and Stuff

“Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.” [Tweet This]

I remember reading this and going, “what?” Years later, I understand that the things I own or have are not mine to own or say that it is only mine. Everything on earth comes from God and if this is true, then I own nothing, I am only caring for it.

Seven: On Writing

“Writing comes as a result of a very strong impulse, and when it does come, I, for one, must get it out.” [Tweet This]

Basically, my feelings about writing. I just can’t help it. I also think this is true for any passion or desire people have for their life.

Eight: On Time

“The future is something that everyone reaches at a rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” [Tweet This]

Nine: On Goals and Dreams

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream another dream.” [Tweet This]

I live by these words. You should too!

Ten: Looking Forward

“There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” [Tweet This]

This one caught me off guard when I read it. And yet, it reminds me of how my wife always hashtags: #TheBestIsYetToCome. It’s true, in the immediate future there are good things available. And in the distant future and future to come, there are far greater things.

I hope you find these encouraging. If there is a CS Lewis quote you like and I haven’t share it, share it in the comments below and why you like it! If you liked one of these, share it on social media or hit the “Tweet This” link.

 

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25 Inspiring C. S. Lewis Quotes That Shaped My Faith

cs lewis quotes on courage

Difficult choices often require courage to motivate change. Use these quotes about courage to embolden your decision making.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968), American Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist

"It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." - Robert F. Kennedy (1925 - 1968), American Politician and Civil Rights Activist

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." - Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965), British Politician

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction." - Ernst Friedrich Schumacher (1911 - 1977) British Economic Thinker and Statistician

"To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." - Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), 16th President of the United States

"Every man has his own courage, and is betrayed because he seeks in himself the courage of other persons." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), American Poet and Essayist

"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." - James Bryant Conant (1893 - 1978) American Chemist and President of Harvard University

"Everyday courage has few witnesses. But yours is no less noble because no drum beats for you and no crowds shout your name." - Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894), Scottish Novelist, Poet, and Essayist

"The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage." - Thucydides (460 BC - 395 BC), Greek Historian

"Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it politic? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular- but one must take it simply because it is right." - Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968), American Clergyman and Activist

"Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared." - Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (1890 - 1973), American Fighter Ace in World War I

"It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it." - Archibald Alexander Hodge (1823 - 1886), American Presbyterian Leader and Principal of Princeton Seminary

"One man with courage makes a majority." - Andrew Jackson (1767 - 1845), Seventh President of the United States

Quotes about courage and virtue

"Courage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other." - Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), English Author, Poet, Literary Critic, and Writer

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point." - C. S. Lewis (1898 - 1963), British Novelist, Essayist, Lay Theologian, and Christian Apologist

"It is curious --- curious that physical courage should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare." - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), American Novelist and Journalist

Quotes about courage and life

"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC - AD 65), Roman Philosopher and Statesman

"The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy." - John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963), 35th President of the United States

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin (1903 - 1977) French Author

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." - Joseph Campbell (1904 - 1987), American Writer and Lecturer

Quotes about courage and overcoming fear

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear." - Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), American Novelist and Journalist

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." - Ambrose Redmoon (1933 - 1996), American Writer

"Valor grows by daring, fear by holding back." - Publilius Syrus (1st Century BC), Latin Writer and Actor

"Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death." - Omar Bradley (1893 - 1981) U.S. Army General during World War II

Quotes about courage and bravery

"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), American Philosopher and Poet

"The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly." - Corra Mae Harris (1869 - 1935), American Writer

"Bravery never goes out of fashion." - William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 - 1863), English Novelist

"True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world." - François de la Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680), French Author

"The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it." - Thucydides (460 BC - 395 BC), Greek Historian

Quotes about courage - Heroism

" It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle." - H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. (1934 - ), Retired United States Army General

"I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom." - Bob Dylan (1941 - ), American Singer-Songwriter, Musician, and Poet

"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost." - Arthur Ashe (1943 - 1993), American Professional Tennis Player

"Heroism is latent in every human soul - However humble or unknown, they (the veterans) have renounced what are accounted pleasures and cheerfully undertaken all the self-denials - privations, toils, dangers, sufferings, sicknesses, mutilations, life-long hurts and losses, death itself - for some great good, dimly seen but dearly held." - Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828 - 1914), American College Professor (For his bravery at Gettysburg, he was awarded the Medal of Honor)

"Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don't know how far we can go." - Bernard Malamud (1914 - 1986), American Author

"Self-trust is the essence of heroism." - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), American Philosopher and Poet

"That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end." - Lise Hand

Quotes about Courage and Valor

"Even against the greatest of odds, there is something in the human spirit - a magic blend of skill, faith, and valor - that can lift men from certain defeat to incredible victory." - Walter Lord (1917 - 2002), American Author

"When valor preys on reason, it eats the sword it fights with." - William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), English Poet and Playwright

"Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul." - Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592, French Writer

"Distressed valor challenges great respect, even from an enemy." - Plutarch (46 - 120), Greek Biographer and Essayist

"In valor there is hope." - Publius Cornelius Tacitus (56 - 117), Senator and Historian of the Roman Empire

"Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes." - Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821), Military and Political Leader of France


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Top 25 C.S. Lewis Quotes

1. "We are what we believe we are."

 

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

 

3. "It's not the load that breaks you down. It's the way you carry it."

 

4. "You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body."

 

5. "We read to know that we are not alone."

 

6. "Love is never wasted."

 

7. "Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?"

 

8. "There is no excess of goodness. You cannot go too far in the right direction."

 

9. "Faith is the art of holding on to things in spite of your changing moods and circumstances."

 

10. "Courage, dear heart."

 

11. "It takes courage to live through suffering; it takes honesty to observe it."

 

12. "You cannot make men good by law."

 

13. "There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."

 

14. "When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind."

 

15. "Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work."

 

16. "Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it, just live it."

 

17. "Be just, merciful, and brave."

 

18. "Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny."

 

19. "Of all the bad men, religious bad men are the worst."

 

20. "To love is to be vulnerable."

 

21. "Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose."

 

22. "Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching."

 

23. "What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it."

 

24. "When poisons become fashionable, they do not cease to kill."

 

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

 

 

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. - C. S. Lewis Quotations from famous celebrities, politicians, authors.

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