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Born: 1898-11-29
Died: 1963-11-22

C.S. Lewis Biography

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
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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
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A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
- C. S. Lewis
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Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
- C. S. Lewis
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Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
- C. S. Lewis
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Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
- C. S. Lewis
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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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Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
- C. S. Lewis
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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.
- C. S. Lewis
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Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
- C. S. Lewis
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Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
- C. S. Lewis
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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
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Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
- C. S. Lewis
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Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
- C. S. Lewis
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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!"
- C. S. Lewis
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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
- C. S. Lewis
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God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
- C. S. Lewis
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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.
- C. S. Lewis
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How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
- C. S. Lewis
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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
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I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
- C. S. Lewis
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I gave in, and admitted that God was God.
- C. S. Lewis
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I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
- 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
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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
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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.
- C. S. Lewis
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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
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It is hard to have patience with people who say "There is no death" or "Death doesn't matter." There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
- C. S. Lewis
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It is only when you are asked to believe in Reason coming from non-reason that you must cry Halt. Human minds. They do not come from nowhere.
- C. S. Lewis
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It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it 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
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It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
- C. S. Lewis
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Let's pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.
- C. S. Lewis
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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.
- C. S. Lewis
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Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
- C. S. Lewis
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Much of the modern resistance to chastity comes from men's belief that they "own" their bodies - those vast and perilous estates, pulsating with the energy that made the worlds, in which they find themselves without their consent and from which they are ejected at the pleasure of Another!
- C. S. Lewis
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No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
- C. S. Lewis
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Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
- C. S. Lewis
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Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
- C. S. Lewis
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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.
- C. S. Lewis
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Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
- C. S. Lewis
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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
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The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
- C. S. Lewis
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The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
- C. S. Lewis
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The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
- C. S. Lewis
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The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
- C. S. Lewis
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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
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We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.
- C.S. Lewis
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You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
- C. S. Lewis
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