I haven't any language weak enough to depict the weakness of my spiritual life. If I weakened it enough it would cease to be language at all. As when you try to turn the gas-ring a little lower still, and it merely goes out.
Well, sir, if things are real, theyâ€™re there all the time." "Are they?" said the Professor; and Peter did not quite know what to say.
The very man who has argued you down, will sometimes be found, years later, to have been influenced by what you said
No one can teach riding so well as a horse.
I think that all things, in their way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not least. C. S. Lewi
And so for a time it looked as if all the adventures were coming to and end; but that was not to be.
A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. C. S. L
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will most certainly be wrung and possibly broken ... The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.
Something of God... flows into us from the blue of the sky, the taste of honey, the delicious embrace of water whether cold or hot, and even from sleep itself.
Our problem is not that we desire too much but too little.
We are told that Christ was killed for us, that His death has washed out our sins, and that by dying He disabled death itself. That is the formula. That is Christianity. That is what has to be believed.
Kindness consents very readily to the removal of its object â€“ we have all met people whose kindness to animals is constantly leading them to kill animals lest they should suffer. Kindness, merely as such, cares not whether its object becomes good or bad, provided only that it escapes suffering.
True humility is more like self-forgetfulness than false modesty.
The grave and the image are equally links with the irrecoverable and symbols for the unimaginable.
All killing is not murder any more than all sexual intercourse is adultery.
Ye cannot know eternal reality by a definition. Time itself, and all the acts and events that fill time are the definition, and it must be lived.
It is after you have realized that there is a real Moral Law, and a Power behind the law, and that you have broken that law and put yourself wrong with that Power -- it is after all this, and not a moment sooner, that Christianity begins to talk.
If things are real, they're there all the time.
To forgive the incessant provocations of daily life - to keep on forgiving the bossy mother-in-law, the bullying husband, the nagging wife, the selfish daughter, the deceitful son - how can we do it? Only, I think, by remembering where we stand, by meaning our words when we say in our prayers each n
If anyone would like to acquire humility, I can, I think, tell him the first step. The first step is to realize that one is proud. And a biggish step, too. At least, nothing whatever can be done before it. If you think you are not conceited, it means that you are very conceited indeed.
By gum,' said Digory, 'Don't I just wish I was big enough to punch your head!
The Enemy wants to bring the man to a state of mind in which he could design the best cathedral in the world, and know it to be the best, and rejoice in the fact, without being any more (or less) or otherwise glad at having done it than he would be if it had been done by another. The Enemy wants him
We were talking of DRAGONS, Tolkien and I In a Berkshire bar. The big workman Who had sat silent and sucked his pipe All the evening, from his empty mug With gleaming eye glanced towards us: "I seen 'em myself!" he said fiercely.
The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, 'What? You too? I thought I was the only one!
Above all, do not attempt to use science (I mean, the real sciences) as a defence against Christianity. They will positively encourage him to think about realities he canâ€™t touch and see.
To please Godâ€¦ to be a real ingredient in the divine happinessâ€¦ to be loved by God, not merely pitied, but delighted in as an artist delights in his work or a father in a son- it seems impossible, a weight or burden of glory which our thoughts can hardly sustain. But so it is.
Yes, I know,' interrupted Puddleglum. 'And few return to the sunlit lands. You needn't say it again. You are a chap of one idea, aren't you?
If you are worried about the people outside, the most unreasonable thing you can do is remain outside yourself. Christians are Christ's body...every addition to that body enables Him to do more. If you want to help those outside you must add your own little cell to the body of Christ who along can h
You can begin as if nothing had ever gone wrong. White as snow.
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different...