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A collection of C.S. Lewis quotes to inspire you. The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because.

You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.
– C. S. Lewis

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

Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.
– C. S. Lewis

God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than He is of any other slacker.
– C. S. Lewis

I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you
want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend
Christianity.
– C. S. Lewis

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

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

Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never
have found out that it has no meaning.
– C. S. Lewis

Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look
ahead.
– C. S. Lewis

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

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

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a
matter of life and death to you.
– C. S. Lewis

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

Clearly one must read every good book at least once every ten years.
– C. S. Lewis

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

You play the hand you’re dealt. I think the game’s worthwhile.
– C. S. Lewis

The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us
good because He loves us.
– C. S. Lewis

We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for
meditation and true friendship.
– 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.
– C. S. Lewis

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

It is the stupidest children who are the most childish and the stupidest grown-ups who are
the most grown-up.
– C. S. Lewis

Badness is only spoiled goodness.
– C. S. Lewis

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

I fancy that most people who think at all have done a great deal of their thinking in the first
fourteen years.
– C. S. Lewis

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.
– C. S. Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

Forgiving and being forgiven are two names for the same thing. The important thing is that a
discord has been resolved.
– C. S. Lewis

The present is the point at which time touches eternity.
– C. S. Lewis

Democracy demands that little men should not take big ones too seriously; it dies when it is
full of little men who think they are big themselves.
– C. S. Lewis

The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the
epics and tragedies in the world.
– C. S. Lewis

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

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

God can’t give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.
– C. S. Lewis

We meet no ordinary people in our lives.
– C. S. Lewis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All that we call human history – money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires,
slavery – is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will
make him happy.
– C. S. Lewis

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

We read to know that we are not alone.
– C. S. Lewis

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

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

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
– C. S. Lewis

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

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

A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an
obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is… A man who gives
in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour
later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They have lived
a sheltered life by always giving in.
– 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

Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment.
– C. S. Lewis

When they have really learned to love their neighbours as themselves, they will be allowed to
love themselves as their neighbours.
– C. S. Lewis

Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.
– C. S. Lewis

If no set of moral ideas were truer or better than any other, there would be no sense in
preferring civilised morality to savage morality.
– C. S. Lewis

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

A glimpse is not a vision. But to a man on a mountain road by night, a glimpse of the next
three feet of road may matter more than a vision of the horizon.
– C. S. Lewis

It is only our bad temper that we put down to being tired or worried or hungry; we put our
good temper down to ourselves.
– C. S. Lewis

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

It is hard to have patience with people who say, “There is no death” or “Death doesn’t matter.”
There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and
they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn’t matter.
– C. S. Lewis

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

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

Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good.
– C. S. Lewis

If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we
can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want
knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable
conditions never come.
– C. S. Lewis

Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong
turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road,
progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the
man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.
– C. S. Lewis

Only the skilled can judge the skilfulness, but that is not the same as judging the value of the
result.
– C. S. Lewis

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

No quote is best or worst, it is all up to the person reading and relating it to his/her life. Personally, I like this quote by C.S. Lewis, because it is dedicated to friends.

C. S. Lewis

the best quote from cs lewis

Clive Staples “C.S” Lewis was an English novelist, lecturer, poet, Christian apologist, lay theologian, broadcaster and academic. He is most recognized from his works such as The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and Space Trilogy.

He is also known for his apologetic writings such as The Problem of Pain, Mere Christianity and many others. The writings of Lewis have been translated into 30 languages, selling millions of copies.

While C.S. Lewis was alive, his net-worth was estimated around 10 million dollars.

Here are 45 C.S Lewis Quotes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. 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

8. “The Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.” – C.S Lewis

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

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

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

12. “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

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

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

15. “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

16. “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

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

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

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

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

21. “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

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

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

24. “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

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

26. “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

27. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

44. “Reality is not neat, not obvious, not what you expect.” – C.S Lewis

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

 

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91 CS Lewis Quotes On Friendship, Heaven & Love

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C. S. Lewis born (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) in Ireland and best known as poet, novelist, broadcaster, essayist and a lecturer. Clive Staples Lewis wrote over 30 books and has sold over millions of copies. His famous fiction books were The Space Trilogy, The Screwtape Letters, and The Chronicles of Narnia and non-fiction Miracles , Mere Christianity,  and The Problem of Pain. He has worked at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. TV, radio, stage and cinema popularized his famous book ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’. Enjoy these wonderful CS Lewis quotes on life, love, nature, friendship and humility.

CS Lewis Quotes

  1. “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” , CS Lewis quotes friendship
  2. “What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.”
  3. “It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.”
  4. “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
  5. “Do not waste time bothering whether you “love” your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love him.”
  6. “Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.”
  7. “Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.”
  8. “Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.”
  9. “I sometimes wonder if all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”
  10. “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.”
  11. “It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.”
  12. “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.”
  13.  “If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.”
  14. “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
  15. “Joy is the serious business of heaven.” , CS Lewis quotes on heaven
  16. “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.”
  17. “We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.”
  18. “All get what they want; they do not always like it.”
  19. “[Reality] is not neat, not obvious, not what you expect.”
  20. It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.”
  21. “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.”
  22. “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.”
  23. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
  24. “Being in love” first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise.”
  25. “Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.”
  26. “The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.”
  27. “Forgiveness does not mean excusing.”
  28. “The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career.”
  29. “The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life.” , CS Lewis quotes about life
  30. “Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.”
  31. “When you are arguing against God you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all.”
  32. “We’re not doubting that God will do the best for us; we’re wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”
  33. “We regard God as an airman regards his parachute; it’s there for emergencies, but he hopes he’ll never have to use it.”
  34. “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.”
  35. “Faith in Christ is the only thing to save you from despair.” CS Lewis quotes mere Christianity
  36. “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.”
  37. “The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.”
  38. “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.”
  39. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” , CS Lewis quotes humility
  40. “We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”
  41. “There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.”
  42. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”
  43.  “God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”
  44. “Nothing you have not given away will ever really be yours.”
  45. “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.”
  46. “You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God.”
  47. “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.”
  48. “It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.”
  49. Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.”
  50. “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” , CS Lewis quotes about friendship
  51. “Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar.”
  52. “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.”
  53. “The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.”
  54. “The Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.”
  55. “In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough.”
  56. “To love at all is to be vulnerable.” , CS Lewis quotes on love
  57. “A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.”
  58. “If God forgives us we must forgive ourselves otherwise its like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than him.”
  59. “All these toys were never intended to possess my heart. My true good is in another world, and my only real treasure is Christ.”
  60. “When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.”
  61. “No good work is done anywhere without aid from the Father of Lights.”
  62. “God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.”
  63. “We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with him. He walks everywhere incognito.”
  64. “To walk out of his will is to walk into nowhere.”
  65. “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”
  66. “Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.”
  67. “Of all the bad men, religious bad men are the worst.”
  68. “One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness.”
  69. “Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.”
  70. “Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
  71. “If God had granted all the silly prayers I’ve made in my life, where should I be now?” , CS Lewis quotes on prayer
  72. “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”
  73. “Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.”
  74. “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.”
  75. “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.”
  76. “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
  77. “Though our feelings come and go, his love for us does not.”
  78. “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.”
  79. “You must ask for God’s help. … After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again.”
  80. “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”
  81. “Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.”
  82. “When all the suns and nebulae have passed away, each one of you will still be alive.”
  83. “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.”
  84.  “There would be no sense in saying you trusted Jesus if you would not take his advice.”
  85. “God intends to give us what we need, not what we now think we want.”
  86. “Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”
  87. “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you do, and you will presently come to love him.” , CS Lewis quotes about time
  88. “God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.”
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80 C. S. Lewis Quotes About Love, God, & Life

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Looking for inspirational C. S. Lewis quotes that will inspire and motivate you?

C.S. Lewis was a prolific Irish scholar, novelist, and author of more than 30 books. He is best known for his ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ fantasy series, which have been adapted into various films.

Arguably the most influential writer of his time, C.S. Lewis is known for his vast works, which continue to attract thousands of new readers every year.

C.S. Lewis was born on November 29, 1898, in Belfast, Ireland, and he went on to teach at Oxford University. He died on November 22, 1963, in Oxford, England.

Lewis was a pro-Christian writer who used his works to support his faith. His words can teach us about love, God, and life.

In that respect, here are some of the best and most powerful C.S. Lewis quotes to inspire you.

Inspirational C.S Lewis Quotes on Love and Life

1.) “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

2.) “Do not waste time bothering whether you “love” your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love him.” – C. S. Lewis

3.) “Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives” – C. S. Lewis

4.) ““Have you not seen that in our days
Of any whose story, song or art
Delights us, our sincerest praise
Means, when all’s said, ‘You break my heart?”” – C. S. Lewis

5.) “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

6.) “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” – C. S. Lewis

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

8.) In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting–any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,” can truly say to every group of Christian friends, “Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.” The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.” – C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis quotes about faith and a higher power

9.) “My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”  – C. S. Lewis

10.) “It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.”  – C. S. Lewis

11.) “We want not so much a Father but a grandfather in heaven, a God who said of anything we happened to like doing, ‘What does it matter so long as they are contented?” – C. S. Lewis

12.) “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

13.) “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” – C. S. Lewis

14.) “Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.” – C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis quotes on Faith

15.) “I think He made one law of that kind in order that there might be obedience. In all these other matters what you call obeying Him is but doing what seems good in your own eyes also. Is love content with that?” – C. S. Lewis

16.) “To enter heaven is to become more human than you ever succeeded in being on earth; to enter hell, is to be banished from humanity.” – C. S. Lewis

17.) “You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” – C. S. Lewis

18.) “Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”” – C. S. Lewis

19.) “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C. S. Lewis

20.) “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”  – C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis Quotes on Happiness

21.) “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

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

23.) “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”  – C. S. Lewis

24.) “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

25.) “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”  – C. S. Lewis

26.) “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”  – C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis Quotes About Humility

27.) “Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.”  – C. S. Lewis

28.) “I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”  – C. S. Lewis

29.) “Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”  – C. S. Lewis

30.) “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”  – C. S. Lewis

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

32.) “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

33.) “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

34.) “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

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

C. S. Lewis Quotes About Faith

36.) “God can’t give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.” – C. S. Lewis

37.) “Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.”  – C. S. Lewis

38.) “Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning…”  – C. S. Lewis

39.) “It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. – C. S. Lewis

40.) “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”  – C. S. Lewis

41.) “I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia.”  – C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis Quotes on Friendship

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

43.) “You can make anything by writing.”  – C. S. Lewis

44.) “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

45.) “He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.”  – C. S. Lewis

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

47.) “You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.”  – C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis Quotes About Life, Love and Friendship

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

49.) “You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,” said the Lion.”  – C. S. Lewis

50.) “I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now…Come further up, come further in!”  – C. S. Lewis

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

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

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

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

C. S. Lewis quotes that will uplift your thinking

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

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

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

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

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

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

61.) “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

62.) “Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” – C. S. Lewis

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

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

C. S. Lewis quote to inspire and teach

65.) “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

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

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

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

69.) “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”― C.S. Lewis

70.) “Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good.” ― C.S. Lewis

71.) “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

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

Other inspirational C. S. Lewis quote

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

74.) “I sometimes wonder if all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”― C.S. Lewis

75.) “To love at all is to be vulnerable”― C.S. Lewis

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

77.) “Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.”― C.S. Lewis

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

79.) “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

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

Which C. S. Lewis quote was your favorite? What other C. S. Lewis quotes would you add to the list?

As you can see from these quotes, C.S. Lewis was big on love, faith, and life. His words are full of life-changing wisdom.

Hopefully, you’ve been inspired by reading these C.S. Lewis quotes.

Which of these C.S. Lewis quotes was your favorite? Do you have any other inspirational quotes to add to the list? Let us know in the comment section below.

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