C. S. Lewis Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old c. s. lewis quotes, c. s. lewis sayings, and c. s. lewis proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.     

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

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Everyone who believes in God at all believes that he knows what you and I are going to do tomorrow.     

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

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

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

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

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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.     

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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.     

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Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.     

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

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Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one!     

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Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.     

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In justifying cruelty to animals we put ourselves also on the animal level. We choose the jungle and must abide by our choice.     

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Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.     

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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.     

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The Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next.     

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There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.     

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

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Writing is like a 'lust,' or like 'scratching when you itch.' Writing comes as a result of a very strong impulse, and when it does come, I, for one, must get it out.     

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

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A clever arrangement of bad eggs will never make a good omelet.     

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Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil     

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Whenever you are fed up with life, start writing: ink is the great cure for all human ills, as I have found out long ago.     

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A man who has been in another world does not come back unchanged. One can't put the difference into words. When the man is a friend it may become painful: the old footing is not easy to recover.     

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Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.     

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

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I find that when I think I am asking God to forgive me I am often in reality. . . asking Him not to forgive me but to excuse me.     

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There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.     

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I believe there are too many practitioners in the church who are not believers.     

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