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A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
-C. S. Lewis

A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
-C. S. Lewis

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

An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.
-C. S. Lewis

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
-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

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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

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
-C. S. Lewis

I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
-C. S. Lewis

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
-C. S. Lewis

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
-C. S. Lewis

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

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
-C. S. Lewis

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
-C. S. Lewis

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.
-C. S. Lewis

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.
-C. S. Lewis

Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.
-C. S. Lewis

With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.
-C. S. Lewis

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
-C. S. Lewis

You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
-C. S. Lewis

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.
-C. S. Lewis

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