No man who says, 'I'm as good as you,' believes it. He would not say it if he did.
Term, holidays, term, holidays, till we leave school, and then work, work, work till we die.
Morality, like numinous awe, is a jump; in it, man goes beyond anything that can be 'given' in the facts of experience.
On the whole, Godâ€™s love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him. Nobody can always have devout feelings: and even if we could, feelings are not what God principally cares about. Christian Love, either towards God or towards man, is an affair of the will.
This world is a great sculptorâ€™s shop. We are the statues and thereâ€™s a rumor going around the shop that some of us are someday going to come to life.
Further up and further in!
When we want to be something other than the thing that God wants us to be, we must be wanting what, in fact, will not make us happy...whether we like it or not, God intends to give us what we need, not what we now think we want. Once more, we are embarrassed by the intolerable compliment, by too muc
For the wise men of old the cardinal problem had been how to conform the soul to reality. For magic and applied science alike the problem is how to subdue reality to the wishes of men.
You must therefore zealously guard in his mind the curious assumption 'My time is my own'. Let him have the feeling that he starts each day as the lawful possessor of twenty-four hours. Let him feel as a grievous tax that portion of this property which he has to make over to him employers, and as a
All shall be done, but it may be harder than you think.
You must not do, you must not even try to do, the will of the Father unless you are prepared to 'know of the doctrine'.
Like a good chess player, Satan is always trying to maneuver you into a position where you can save your castle only by losing your bishop.
We thought the Duke would have been pleased if the King's Majesty would have married his daughter, but nothing came of that--' Squints, and has freckles,' said Caspian. Oh, poor girl,' said Lucy.
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
They say, 'The coward dies many times'; so does the beloved. Didn't the eagle find a fresh liver to tear in Prometheus every time it dined?
Things always work according to their nature.
I never exactly made a book. It's rather like taking dictation. I was given things to say.
If you are really a product of a materialistic universe, how is it that you don't feel at home there?
Humility is self-forgetfulness.
We are not living in a world where all roads are radii if a circle and where all, if followed long enough, will therefore draw gradually nearer and finally meet at the centre: rather in a world where every road, after a few miles, forks into two, and each of those into two again, and at each fork yo
Devils are depicted with bats' wings and good angels with birds' wings, not because anyone holds that moral deterioration would be likely to turn feathers into membrane, but because most men like birds better than bats.
Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching. C. S. Lewi
Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare.
I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
Notice how we are perpetually surprised at Time. ('How time flies! Fancy John being grown-up and married! I can hardly believe it!') In heavens name, why? Unless, indeed, there is something in us which is not temporal.
Nature never taught me that there exists a God of glory and of infinite majesty. I had to learn that in other ways. But nature gave the word glory a meaning for me. I still do not know where else I could have found one.
You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. C. S. Lewi
[M]an has been accustomed, ever since he was a boy, to having a dozen incompatible philosophies dancing about together inside his head. He doesn't think of doctrines as primarily "true" or "false," but as "academic" or "practical," "outworn" or "contemporary," "conventional" or "ruthless." Jargon, n
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C. S. Lewis
A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is... A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad pe