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Quotes from C.S. Lewis

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Quotes by C.S. Lewis:

"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."

"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." (Mere Christianity)

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival." (The Four Loves)

"We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst." (The Abolition of Man)

"There are only 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." (The Great Divorce)

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

"Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different." (Prince Caspian)

"If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend Christianity."

"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." (God In The Dock)

"I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more."

"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." (Mere Christianity)

"We regard God as an airman regards his parachute; it's there for emergencies, but he hopes he'll never have to use it."
(The Problem of Pain)

"It is not your business to succeed, but to do right. When you have done so the rest lies with God."


Quotes by others:

"Christ is a substitute for everything, but nothing is a substitute for Christ." ― Dr. Harry Ironside

"If through a broken heart God can bring His purposes to pass in the world, then thank Him for breaking your heart." ― Oswald Chambers

"Sometimes we get caught up in trying to glorify God by praising what He can do and we lose sight of the practical point of what He actually does do." ― Dallas Willard

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." ― AW Tozer

"Once you become aware that the main business that you are here for is to know God, most of life's problems fall into place of their own accord." ― J.I. Packer

"A Jesus who never wept could never wipe away my tears." ― Charles Spurgeon

"Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God." ― Karl Barth

"The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man." ― G.K. Chesterton

"The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children." ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him." ― John Piper

"In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart." ― John Bunyan

"He who kneels the most, stands the best." ― D.L. Moody

"The only really happy people are those who have learned how to serve." ― Rick Warren

"Complain and remain. Praise and be raised." ― Joyce Meyer

"Logic cannot comprehend love; so much the worse for logic." ― N.T. Wright

"You may think there is a lot wrong with you, but there is also a lot right with you." ― Joel Osteen

"Nobody is beyond the reach of the Gospel." ― Lee Strobel

"The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us." ― Billy Graham

"Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him." ― Augustine of Hippo

"Good intentions and earnest effort are not enough. Only Jesus can make an otherwise futile life productive." ― Chuck Swindoll

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength." ― Corrie ten Boom



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