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.


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

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A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you     

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Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man... It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.     

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Don't imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call 'humble' nowadays: he won't be a sort of greasy, smarmy person, who's always telling you that, of course, he's nobody. Probably all you'll think about him is that he seemed a cheerful, intelligent chap who took a real interest in what you said to him. If you do dislike him, it will be because you feel a bit envious of anyone who seems to enjoy life so easily. He won't be thinking about himself at all. If anyone would like to acquire humility, I can, I think, tell him the first step. The first step is to realize that one is proud. And a biggish step, too. At least, nothing whatever can be done before it. If you think you're not conceited, it means you are very conceited indeed.      

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Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.     

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

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If a thing is free to be good it is also free to be bad. And free will is what has made evil possible. Why, then, did God give them free will? Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.     

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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.     

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

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

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Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.      

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It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.     

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Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.     

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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.     

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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.     

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

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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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Heaven offers nothing that a mercenary soul can desire.     

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If you insist on keeping hell, (or even earth) you will never see heaven. If you accept heaven you will not be able to retain even the smallest and most intimate souvenirs of Hell     

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Lust is a poor, weak, whimpering, whispering thing compared with that richness and energy of desire which will arise when lust has been killed.     

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

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Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny...     

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Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst.     

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Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.     

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

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Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.     

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The teaching of one true man will carry further and deeper then that would dozen white Babus.     

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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.     

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If a mother is mourning not for what she has lost but for what her dead child has lost, it is a comfort to believe that the child has not lost the end for which it was created.     

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