We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn,' and I accept it. I've got nothing that I hadn't bargained for. Of curse it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.
When things go wrong, you'll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start going right they often go on getting better and better.
If naturalism were true then all thoughts whatever would be wholly the result of irrational causes. It cuts its own throat.
If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.
Aslan" said Lucy "you're bigger". "That is because you are older, little one" answered he. "Not because you are?" "I am not. But every year you grow, you will find me bigger".
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C. S. Le
Suppose... suppose we have only dreamed and made up these things like sun, sky, stars, and moon, and Aslan himself. In that case, it seems to me that the made-up things are a good deal better than the real ones. And if this black pits of a kingdom is the best you can make, then it's a poor world. An
Come, live with me and you'll know me.
[the difference between the old and the new education being] in a word, the old was a kind of propagation-men transmitting manhood to men; the new is merely propaganda.
There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.
We may note in passing that He (Jesus) was never regarded as a mere moral teacher. He did not produce that effect on any of the people who actually met Him. He produced mainly three effects - Hatred - Terror - Adoration. There was no trace of people expressing mild admiration.
And there's one thing about this underground work, we shan't get any rain.
A concentrated mind and a sitting body make for better prayer than a kneeling body and a mind half asleep.
It is in their 'good' characters that novelists make, unawares, the most shocking self- revelations.
Every natural love will rise again and live forever in this country: but none will rise again until it has been buried.
If the world is meaningless, then so are we; if we mean something, we do not mean alone.
The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender's inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual.
God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.
The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
Once in our world, a Stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.
I know all about the despair of overcoming chronic temptation. It is not serious, provided self-offended petulance, annoyance at breaking records, impatience, etc., don't get the upper hand. No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep picking ourselves up each time...The only fatal thing is to
With my mother's death all settled happiness, all that was tranquil and reliable, disappeared from my life. There was to be much fun, many pleasures, many stabs of Joy; but no more of the old security. It was sea and islands now; the great continent had sunk like Atlantis.
Reality, in fact, is always something you couldn't have guessed. That's one of the reasons I believe Christianity. It's a religion you couldn't have guessed.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
Chastity is the most unpopular of the Christian virtues. There is no getting away from it; the old Christian rule is, "Either marriage, with completely faithfulness to your partner, or else total abstinence."
A sum can be put right: but only by going back till you find the error and working it afresh from that point, never by simply going on.
Now God, who has made us, knows what we are and that our happiness lies in Him.
You can put this another way by saying that while in other sciences the instruments you use are things external to yourself (things like microscopes and telescopes), the instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man's self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will
Pooh! Grown-ups are always thinking of uninteresting explanations.
Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn't mean anything else.