At a well in a yard they met a man who was beating a boy. The stick burst into a flower in the mans hand. He tried to drop it, but it stuck to his hand. His arm became a branch, his body the trunk of a tree, his feet took root.

-C S Lewis
C S Lewis

By the very act of arguing, you awake the patient's reason; and once it is awake, who can foresee the result?

C S Lewis
How difficult it is to avoid having a special standard for oneself.
C S Lewis

You'll never make a good impression on other people until you stop thinking what sort of impression you make.

C S Lewis
The Christian and the Materialist hold different beliefs about the universe. They can't both be right. The one who is wrong will act in a way which simply doesn't fit the real universe. Consequently, with the best will in the world, he will be helping his fellow creatures to their destruction.
C S Lewis

Goodness is, so to speak, itself; badness is only spoiled goodness. And there must be something good first before it can be spoiled.

C S Lewis
I think we all sin by needlessly disobeying the apostolic injunction to "rejoice" as much as by anything else
C S Lewis

I care far more how humanity lives than how long. Progress, for me, means increasing goodness and happiness of individual lives. For the species, as for each man, mere longevity seems to me a contemptible ideal.

C S Lewis
But no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, "Courage, dear heart," and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan's, and with the voice a delicious smell breathed in her face.
C S Lewis

You're a mere chick. I remember you when you were a egg. Don't come trying to teach me, sir. Crabs and crumpets!

C S Lewis
Enemy occupied territory is what the world is.