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

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

— C. S. Lewis



C. S. Lewis Quote: “The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own,’ or ‘real’ life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life – the life God is sending one day by day.”

The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own,’ or ‘real’ life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life – the life God is sending one day by day.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “There is no neutral ground in the universe. Every square inch, every split second is claimed by God, and counterclaimed by Satan.”

There is no neutral ground in the universe. Every square inch, every split second is claimed by God, and counterclaimed by Satan.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “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.”

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


C. S. Lewis Quote: “He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.”

He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “I was not born to be free – I was born to adore and obey.”

I was not born to be free – I was born to adore and obey.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “What seem our worst prayers may really be, in God’s eyes, our best. Those, I mean, which are least supported by devotional feeling. For these may come from a deeper level than feeling. God sometimes seems to speak to us most intimately when he catches us, as it were, off our guard.”

What seem our worst prayers may really be, in God’s eyes, our best. Those, I mean, which are least supported by devotional feeling. For these may come from a deeper level than feeling. God sometimes seems to speak to us most intimately when he catches us, as it were, off our guard.

— C. S. Lewis


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

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

— C. S. Lewis


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

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


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.”

Once a king or queen of Narnia, always a king or queen of Narnia.

— C. S. Lewis



C. S. Lewis Quote: “The love of knowledge is a kind of madness.”

The love of knowledge is a kind of madness.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history – money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery – the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”

And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history – money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery – the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.

— C. S. Lewis


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

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

— C. S. Lewis


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

To love at all is to be vulnerable.

— C. S. Lewis


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

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 Quote: “Jesus was either a Liar, a Lunatic, or Lord.”

Jesus was either a Liar, a Lunatic, or Lord.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Things never happen the same way twice.”

Things never happen the same way twice.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.”

If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity.”

For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity.

— C. S. Lewis


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

A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.

— C. S. Lewis



C. S. Lewis Quote: “It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true word of God. The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers, will bring us to Him. We must not use the Bible as a sort of encyclopedia out of which texts can be taken for use as weapons.”

It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true word of God. The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers, will bring us to Him. We must not use the Bible as a sort of encyclopedia out of which texts can be taken for use as weapons.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.”

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for a bird 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.”

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for a bird 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


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy’s will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.”

Do not be deceived, Wormwood. Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy’s will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “A woman’s heart should be so close to God that a man should have to chase Him to find her.”

A woman’s heart should be so close to God that a man should have to chase Him to find her.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith. I don’t agree at all. They are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the Passion of Christ.”

Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith. I don’t agree at all. They are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the Passion of Christ.

— C. S. Lewis


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

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

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “In God there is no hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give.”

In God there is no hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”

When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.”

There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “You have not chosen one another, but I have chosen you for one another.”

You have not chosen one another, but I have chosen you for one another.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “I suggest to you that it is because God loves us that he gives us the gift of suffering. Pain is God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world. You see, we are like blocks of stone out of which the Sculptor carves the forms of men. The blows of his chisel, which hurt us so much are what make us perfect.”

I suggest to you that it is because God loves us that he gives us the gift of suffering. Pain is God’s megaphone to rouse a deaf world. You see, we are like blocks of stone out of which the Sculptor carves the forms of men. The blows of his chisel, which hurt us so much are what make us perfect.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “When things go wrong, you’ll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start going right they often go on getting better and better.”

When things go wrong, you’ll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start going right they often go on getting better and better.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Suspicion often creates what it suspects.”

Suspicion often creates what it suspects.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “In God you come up against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself. Unless you know God as that-and, therefore, know yourself as nothing in comparison-you do not know God at all.”

In God you come up against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself. Unless you know God as that-and, therefore, know yourself as nothing in comparison-you do not know God at all.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Nothing is yet in its true form.”

Nothing is yet in its true form.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ‘Blessed are they that mourn,’ and I accept it. I’ve got nothing that I hadn’t bargained for. Of course it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.”

We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ‘Blessed are they that mourn,’ and I accept it. I’ve got nothing that I hadn’t bargained for. Of course it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.

— C. S. Lewis


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

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

— C. S. Lewis


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

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


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

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

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Prostitutes are in no danger of finding their present life so satisfactory that they cannot turn to God: the proud, the avaricious, the self-righteous, are in that danger.”

Prostitutes are in no danger of finding their present life so satisfactory that they cannot turn to God: the proud, the avaricious, the self-righteous, are in that danger.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Don’t shine so that others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see HIM.”

Don’t shine so that others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see HIM.

— C. S. Lewis


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

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

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “The death of a beloved is an amputation.”

The death of a beloved is an amputation.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Better to be miserable with her than happy without her. Let our hearts break provided they break together. If the voice within us does not say this it is not the voice of Eros.”

Better to be miserable with her than happy without her. Let our hearts break provided they break together. If the voice within us does not say this it is not the voice of Eros.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.”

Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.

— C. S. Lewis


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

If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.”

Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.

— C. S. Lewis


C. S. Lewis Quote: “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.”

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


C. S. Lewis Quote: “Oh, Adam’s sons, how cleverly you defend yourselves against all that might do you good!”

Oh, Adam’s sons, how cleverly you defend yourselves against all that might do you good!

— C. S. Lewis

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