Quotes by C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis

Irish novelist and poet

Alive from: 1898-1963

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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    The proper motto is not Be good, sweet maid, and let who can be clever, but Be good sweet maid, and don't forget that this involves being as clever as you can. God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than any other slackers.
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    The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
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    The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
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    The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.
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    The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
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    The trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.
    Source: The Chronicles of Narnia (1950) The Magicians Nephew (1955), Ch. 10 : The First Jo
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    The value given to the testimony of any feeling must depend on our whole philosophy, not our whole philosophy on a feeling.
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    There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done."
    Source: The Great Divorce (1944)
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    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.''
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    There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.
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    They would say, he answered, that you do not fail in obedience through lack of love, but have lost love because you never attempted obedience.
    Source: That Hideous Strength (1945) Ch. 7 : The Pendragon, section 2
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    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.
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    This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.
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    This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practise ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people.
    Source: Mere Christianity (1952)
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    Though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of Time.
    Source: The Chronicles of Narnia (1950) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (1950) Ch. 15
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