Quotes by C S Lewis

C S Lewis

And there we all were, as invisible as you could wish to see.

C S Lewis
Morality or duty never yet made a man happy in himself or dear to others.
C S Lewis

God has infinite attention, infinite leisure to spare for each one of us. He doesn't have to take us in the line. You're as much alone with Him as if you were the only thing He'd ever created.

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

But if you are a poor creature--poisoned by a wretched up-bringing in some house full of vulgar jealousies and senseless quarrels--saddled, by no choice of your own, with some loathsome sexual perversion--nagged day in and day out by an inferiority complex that makes you snap at your best friends--do not despair. He knows all about it. You are one of the poor whom He blessed. He knows what a wretched machine you are trying to drive. Keep on. Do what you can. One day He will fling it on the scrap-heap and give you a new one. And then you may astonish us all - not least yourself.

C S Lewis
It will not bother me in the hour of death to reflect that I have been "had for a sucker" by any number of imposters but it would be a torment to know that one had refused even one person in need.
C S Lewis

We forgive, we mortify our resentment; a week later some chain of thought carries us back to the original offence and we discover the old resentment blazing away as if nothing had been done about it at all. We need to forgive our brother seventy times seven not only for 490 offences but for one offence.

C S Lewis
Nothing is more likely to destroy a species or a nation than a determination to survive at all costs
C S Lewis

It was a full moon and, shining on all the snow, it made everything almost as bright as day -- only the shadows were rather confusing.

C S Lewis
In order that we finite beings may apprehend the Emporer He translates His glory into multiple forms - into stars, woods, waters, beasts, and the bodies of men.