C. S. Lewis Quotes

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C. S. Lewis quotes shows that he was a novelist and poet. He was also a literary critic, essayist, academic, medievalist, and theologian. His real name was Clive Staples Lewis.

He was born on November 29, 1898.

What seem to make C. S. Lewis quotes interesting is that they have an air of sophistication about them.

What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.
-C. S. Lewis

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.
-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

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.
-C. S. Lewis

If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
-C. S. Lewis

It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
-C. S. Lewis

Let's pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.
-C. S. Lewis

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.
-C. S. Lewis

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.
-C. S. Lewis

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
-C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis quotes have a way of standing on their own.

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
-C. S. Lewis

I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
-C. S. Lewis

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
-C. S. Lewis

Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but 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

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.
-C. S. Lewis

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.
-C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis quotes are at times profound!

The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
-C. S. Lewis

The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
-C. S. Lewis

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."
-C. S. Lewis

There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.
-C. S. Lewis

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
-C. S. Lewis

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
-C. S. Lewis

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