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170 Greatest C.S. Lewis Quotes For The Inquisitive Minds

170 Greatest C.S. Lewis Quotes For The Inquisitive Minds

From love and friendship to faith and life’s mysteries, here are the greatest quotes from one of the 20th century’s most beloved authors and thinkers — the legendary C.S. Lewis.

Author’s Choice: 10 Best C.S. Lewis Quotes

1. “Awake. Love. Think. Speak. Be walking trees. Be talking beasts. Be divine waters.” ― C.S. Lewis

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2. “Don’t shine so others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see Him.” ― C.S. Lewis

3. “You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.” ― C.S. Lewis

4. “No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it. Those who seek find. To those who knock it is opened.” ― C.S. Lewis

5. “You can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending.” ― C.S. Lewis

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6. “When you have reached your own room, be kind to those Who have chosen different doors and to those who are still in the hall.” ― C.S. Lewis

7. “Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality. ” ― C.S. Lewis

8. “I was not born to be free—I was born to adore and obey.” ― C.S. Lewis

9. “Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” ― C.S. Lewis

10. “There is no other day. All days are present now. This moment contains all moments.” ― C.S. Lewis

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Inspirational Quotes By C.S. Lewis

1. “When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.” ― C.S. Lewis

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2. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” ― C.S. Lewis

3. “You can begin as if nothing had ever gone wrong. White as snow.” ― C.S. Lewis

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4. “We need not despair even in our worst, for our failures are forgiven. The only fatal thing is to sit down content with anything less than perfection.” ― C.S. Lewis

5. “When things go wrong, you’ll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start going right they often go on getting better and better.” ― C.S. Lewis

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6. “Remember that all worlds draw to an end and that noble death is a treasure which no one is too poor to buy.” ― C.S. Lewis

7. “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” ― C.S. Lewis

8. “Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.” ― C.S. Lewis

9. “Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.” ― C. S. Lewis

10. “If you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one.” ― C.S. Lewis

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11. “If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.” ― C.S. Lewis

12. “The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal, or two friends talking over a pint of beer, or a man alone reading a book that interests him…” ― C.S. Lewis

13. “Death opens a door out of a little, dark room (that’s all the life we have known before it) into a great, real place where the true sun shines and we shall meet.” ― C.S. Lewis

14. “The home is the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose, and that is to support the ultimate career.” ― C.S. Lewis

15. “When they have really learned to love their neighbors as themselves, they will be allowed to love themselves as their neighbors.” ― C.S. Lewis

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16. “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.” ― C. S. Lewis

17. “The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.” ― C.S. Lewis

18. “We meet no ordinary people in our lives.” ― C.S. Lewis

19. “The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from — my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back.” ― C. S. Lewis

20. “Do not by any means destroy yourself, for if you live you may yet have good fortune, but all the dead are dead like.” ― C.S. Lewis

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21. “There must, whether the gods see it or not, be something great in the mortal soul. For suffering, it seems, is infinite, and our capacity without limit.” ― C.S. Lewis

22. “Courage, dear heart.” ― C.S. Lewis

23. “A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered.” ― C.S. Lewis

24. “Since it is so likely that (children) will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise, you are making their destiny not brighter but darker.” ― C.S. Lewis

25. “Look for the valleys, the green places, and fly through them. There will always be a way through.” ― C.S. Lewis

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26. “But who can feel ugly, when their heart feels joy?” ― C.S. Lewis

27. “Joy is the serious business of heaven.” ― C. S. Lewis

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28. “When pain is to be born, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God more than all.” ― C.S. Lewis

29. “Though under earth, and throneless now I be, yet while I lived all earth was under me.” ― C.S. Lewis

30. “The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.” ― C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis Love Quotes

1. “If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.” ― C.S. Lewis

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2. “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

3. “Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.” ― C.S. Lewis

4. “To love you as I should, I must worship God as Creator. When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now.” — C.S. Lewis

5. “A woman’s heart should be so close to God that a man should have to chase Him to find her.” ― C.S. Lewis

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6. “Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.” ― C.S. Lewis

7. “Did I hate him, then? Indeed, I believe so. A love like that can grow to be nine-tenths hatred and still call itself love.” ― C.S. Lewis

8. “Better to be miserable with her than happy without her. Let our hearts break provided they break together. If the voice within us does not say this it is not the voice of Eros.” ― C.S. Lewis

9. “For pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense.” ― C.S. Lewis

10. “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” ― C.S. Lewis

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11. “And I say also this. I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet if there were no danger in the lakes.” ― C.S. Lewis

12. “Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal.” ― C.S. Lewis

13. “Love is more sensitive than hatred itself to every blemish in the beloved… Of all powers he forgives most, but he condones least: he is pleased with little, but demands all.” ― C.S. Lewis

14. “The death of a beloved is an amputation.” ― C.S. Lewis

15. “Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our natural lives.” ― C.S. Lewis

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16. “Appreciative love gazes and holds its breath and is silent, rejoices that such a wonder should exist even if not for him, will not be wholly dejected by losing her, would rather have it so than never to have seen her at all.” ― C.S. Lewis

17. “There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken.” — C.S. Lewis

18. “There is one place where her absence comes locally home to me, and it is a place I can’t avoid. I mean my own body. It had such a different importance while it was the body of H.’s lover. Now it’s like an empty house.” ― C.S. Lewis

19. “Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing. There are many things below it, but there are also things above it. You cannot make it the basis of a whole life. It is a noble feeling, but it is still a feeling. Now no feeling can be relied on to last in its full intensity, or even to last at all.” — C.S. Lewis

20. “Need-love says of a woman, “I cannot live without her”; Gift-love longs to give her happiness, comfort, protection.” — C.S. Lewis

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21. “No people find each other more absurd than lovers” ― C.S. Lewis

22. “There might be things more terrible even than losing someone you love by death.” ― C.S. Lewis

23. “Love, in its own nature, demands the perfecting of the beloved.” ― C.S. Lewis

24. “Every natural love will rise again and live forever in this country: but none will rise again until it has been buried.” ― C.S. Lewis

25. “Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone. ” ― C.S. Lewis

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26. “Slowly, quietly, like snowflakes — like the small flakes that come when it is going to snow all night — little flakes of me, my impressions, my selections, are settling down on the image of her. The real shape will be quite hidden in the end.” ― C.S. Lewis

27. “Did you ever know, dear, how much you took away with you when you left? You have stripped me even of my past, even of the things we never shared.” ― C.S. Lewis

28. “God has no needs. Human love, as Plato teaches us, is the child of Poverty – of want or lack; it is caused by a real or supposed goal in its beloved which the lover needs and desires.” — C.S. Lewis

29. “The most precious gift that marriage gave me was the constant impact of something very close and intimate, yet all the time unmistakably other, resistant – in a word, real.” ― C.S. Lewis

30. “Falling in love is something that happens to us, being in love is something we do. No passion is self-preservatory.” ― C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis Friendship Quotes

1. “A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.” — C.S. Lewis

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2. “Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…” ― C.S. Lewis

3. “We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.” ― C.S. Lewis

4. “While friendship has been by far the chief source of my happiness, acquaintance or general society has always meant little to me, and I cannot quite understand why a man should wish to know more people than he can make real friends of.” ― C.S. Lewis

5. “What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.” ― C. S. Lewis

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6. “Those who cannot conceive of Friendship as a substantive love but only as a disguise or elaboration of Eros betray the fact that they have never had a Friend.” ― C.S. Lewis

7. “Friendship is not a reward for our discrimination and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each the beauties of all the others.” — C.S. Lewis

8. “Friendship, then, like the other natural loves, is unable to save itself. In reality, because it is spiritual and therefore faces a subtler enemy, it must, even more wholeheartedly than they, invoke the divine protection if it hopes to remain sweet.” — C.S. Lewis

9. “A noble friend is the best gift. A noble enemy is the next best.” ― C.S. Lewis

10. “Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.” ― C.S. Lewis

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11. “The mark of Friendship is not that help will be given when the pinch comes (of course it will) but that, having been given, it makes no difference at all.” ― C.S. Lewis

12. “True Friendship is the least jealous of loves. Two friends delight to be joined by a third, and three by a fourth, if only the newcomer is qualified to become a real friend. They can then say, as the blessed souls say in Dante, “Here comes one who will augment our loves.” For in this love “to divide is not to take away.” ― C.S. Lewis

13. “Those who are enjoying something, or suffering something, together, are companions. Those who enjoy or suffer one another, are not.” ― C.S. Lewis

14. “Friendship arises out of mere Companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden).” — C.S. Lewis

15. “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” ― C.S. Lewis

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16. “We picture lovers face to face but Friends side by side; their eyes look ahead.” — C.S. Lewis

17. “Friendship exhibits a glorious “nearness by resemblance” to Heaven itself where the very multitude of the blessed (which no man can number) increases the fruition which each has of God.” — C.S. Lewis

18. “To the Ancients, Friendship seemed the happiest and most fully human of all loves; the crown of life and the school of virtue. The modern world, in comparison, ignores it.” ― C.S. Lewis

19. “The very condition of having Friends is that we should want something else besides Friends. Where the truthful answer to the question ‘Do you see the same truth?’ would be ‘I see nothing and I don’t care about the truth; I only want a Friend.'” — C.S. Lewis

20. “People who bore one another should meet seldom; people who interest one another, often.” ― C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis Quotes About God And Christianity

1. “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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2. “We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.” ― C.S. Lewis

3. “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” ― C.S. Lewis

4. “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” ― C.S. Lewis

5. “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” ― C.S. Lewis

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6. “It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.” ― C.S. Lewis

7. “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

8. “You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.” ― C.S. Lewis

9. “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

10. “God can’t give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.” ― C.S. Lewis

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11. “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

12. “To have Faith in Christ means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him.” — C.S. Lewis

13. “As long as you are proud you cannot know God. 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.” ― C.S. Lewis

14. “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

15. “God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.” ― C.S. Lewis

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16. “I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.” ― C. S. Lewis

17. “I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.” ― C.S. Lewis

18. “I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?” ― C.S. Lewis

19. “There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.” ― C.S. Lewis

20. “The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God’s love for us does not.” ― C.S. Lewis

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21. “It is when I turn to Christ, when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own.” ― C.S. Lewis

22. “In God you come up against something which is in every respect immeasurably superior to yourself. Unless you know God as that-and, therefore, know yourself as nothing in comparison-you do not know God at all. ” ― C.S. Lewis

23. “You cannot love a fellow creature fully till you love God.” ― C.S. Lewis

24. “At the end of things, The Blessed will say, “We have never lived anywhere except in Heaven.” And the lost will say, “We were always in Hell.” And both will speak truly.” ― C.S. Lewis

25. “When you argue against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all: it is like cutting off the branch you are sitting on.” ― C.S. Lewis

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26. “In God there is no hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give.” ― C.S. Lewis

27. “It is not your business to succeed but to do right. When you have done so the rest lies with god.” ― C.S. Lewis

28. “Now is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It won’t last forever. We must take it or leave it.” ― C.S. Lewis

29. “The only things we can keep are the things we freely give to God. What we try to keep for ourselves is just what we are sure to lose.” ― C.S. Lewis

30. “The instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man’s self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred.” ― C.S. Lewis

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C.S. Lewis Quotes On Literature

1. “In reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself. Like the night sky in the Greek poem, I see with a myriad eyes, but it is still I who see.” ― C.S. Lewis

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2. “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.” ― C.S. Lewis

3. “Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.” ― C.S. Lewis

4. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis

5. “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.” ― C.S. Lewis

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6. “You can make anything by writing.” ― C.S. Lewis

7. “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

8. “I was with book, as a woman is with child.” ― C.S. Lewis

9. “Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things, and nothing else.” ― C.S. Lewis

10. “Child, to say the very thing you really mean, the whole of it, nothing more or less or other than what you really mean; that’s the whole art and joy of words.” ― C.S. Lewis

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11. “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

12. “I never exactly made a book. It’s rather like taking dictation. I was given things to say. ” ― C.S. Lewis

13. “Clearly one must read every good book at least once every ten years.” ― C.S. Lewis

14. “We read to know we are not alone.” ― C.S. Lewis

15. “The world does not need more Christian literature. What it needs is more Christians writing good literature.” ― C.S. Lewis

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16. “I am a product of long corridors, empty sunlit rooms, upstairs indoor silences, attics explored in solitude, distant noises of gurgling cisterns and pipes, and the noise of wind under the tiles. Also, of endless books.” ― C.S. Lewis

17. “Literary experience heals the wound, without undermining the privilege, of individuality.” ― C.S. Lewis

18. “I write for the unlearned about things in which I am unlearned myself.” ― C.S. Lewis

19. “Those of us who are blamed when old for reading childish books were blamed when children for reading books too old for us.” ― C.S. Lewis

20. “Readers are advised to remember the devil is a liar.” ― C.S. Lewis

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Thought-Provoking C.S. Lewis Quotes

1. “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” ― C.S. Lewis

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2. “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

3. “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” ― C.S. Lewis

4. “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ‘Blessed are they that mourn,’ and I accept it. I’ve got nothing that I hadn’t bargained for. Of course, it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.” ― C.S. Lewis

5. “Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.” ― C.S. Lewis

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6. “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.” ― C.S. Lewis

7. “Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.” ― C.S. Lewis

8. “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” ― C. S. Lewis

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9. “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” ― C.S. Lewis

10. “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” ― C.S. Lewis

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11. “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.” ― C.S. Lewis

12. “Nothing you have not given away will ever really be yours.” ― C.S. Lewis

13. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” ― C.S. Lewis

14. “The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.” ― C.S. Lewis

15. “Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.” ― C.S. Lewis

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

17. “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

18. “And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” ― C.S. Lewis

19. “Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.” ― C.S. Lewis

20. “I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, hoever, turns out to be not a state but a process.” ― C.S. Lewis

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21. “If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.” ― C.S. Lewis

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22. “If you’ve been up all night and cried till you have no more tears left in you – you will know that there comes in the end a sort of quietness. You feel as if nothing was ever going to happen again.” ― C.S. Lewis

23. “Suspicion often creates what it suspects.” ― C.S. Lewis

24. “The Future is, of all things, the thing least like eternity. It is the most temporal part of time — for the Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.” ― C.S. Lewis

25. “This world is a great sculptor’s shop. We are the statues and there’s a rumor going around the shop that some of us are someday going to come to life.” ― C.S. Lewis

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26. “There are a dozen views about everything until you know the answer. Then there’s never more than one.” ― C.S. Lewis

27. “In your life you meet people. Some you never think about again. Some, you wonder what happened to them. There are some that you wonder if they ever think about you. And then there are some that you wish you never have to think about again. But you do.” ― C.S. Lewis

28. “Well, you know how it feels if you begin hoping for something that you want desperately badly; you almost fight against the hope because it is too good to be true; you’ve been disappointed so often before.” ― C.S. Lewis

29. “And how could we endure to live and let time pass if we were always crying for one day or one year to come back–if we did not know that every day in a life fills the whole life with expectation and memory and that these are that day?” ― C.S. Lewis

30. “What we learn from experience depends on the kind of philosophy we bring to experience.” ― C.S. Lewis

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Summing Up

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170 Greatest C.S. Lewis Quotes For The Inquisitive Minds