But as long as you know you're nobody special, you'll be a very decent sort of Horse, on the whole, and taking one thing with another.
People who know a lot of the same things can hardly help talking about them.
No good work is done anywhere without aid from the Father of Lights.
Those who are enjoying something, or suffering something, together, are companions. Those who enjoy or suffer one another, are not.
Gone! ...And you and I quite crestfallen.
A dogmatic belief in objective value is necessary to the very idea of a rule which is not tyranny or an obedience which is not slavery.
You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. C. S. L
It takes courage to live through suffering; and it takes honesty to observe it.
If war is ever lawful, then peace is sometimes sinful.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
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.
We who defend Christianity find ourselves constantly opposed not by the irreligion of our headers but by their real religion.
Oh, I'm a dangerous criminal, I am,' said the dwarf cheerfully.
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the
I have learned now that while those who speak about one's miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.
The only thing Christianity can not be...is moderately important.
A world of nice people, content in their own niceness, looking no further, turned away from God, would be just as desperately in need of salvation as a miserable world-and might be even more difficult to save.
This is my password," said the King as he drew his sword. "The light is dawning, the lie broken. Now guard thee, miscreant, for I am Tirian of Narnia.
Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.
The absent are easily refuted.
...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: Weight of Glory
Wherever any precept of traditional morality is simply challenged to produce its credentials, as though the burden of proof lay on it, we have taken the wrong position.
Never, never pin your whole faith on any human being: not if he is the best and wisest in the whole world. There are lots of nice things you can do with sand; but do not try building a house on it.
The proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs our gift.
Authority exercised with humility, and obedience accepted with delight are the very lines along which our spirits live.
Friendship is the greatest of worldly goods. Certainly to me it is the chief happiness of life.
Only He who really lived a human life (and I presume that only one did) can fully taste the horror of death.
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
A recovery of the old sense of sin is essential to Christianity. Christ takes it for granted that men are bad. Until we really feel this assumption of His to be true, though we are part of the world He came to save, we are not part of the audience to whom His words are addressed.
Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist.