Quotes by C.S. Lewis

Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is.
– C.S. Lewis

Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.
– C.S. Lewis

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

You can’t know, you can only believe – or not.
– C.S. Lewis

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

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

Crying is all right in its own 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

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

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

True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.
– C.S. Lewis

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

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

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.
– C.S. Lewis

God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.
– C.S. Lewis

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

You can make anything by writing.
– C.S. Lewis

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

The claim to equality, outside of the strictly political field, is made only by those who feel themselves to be in some way inferior.
– C.S. Lewis

What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what sort of person you are.
– C.S. Lewis

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