Top 70 Awesome C.S. Lewis Quotes Collection With Images To Love This

C. S. Lewis is one of the most quoted authors on Twitter. On the anniversary of his birthday, Nov. 29, we’ve decided to celebrate his life by sharing of the top C.S. Lewis quotes.Looking for the best C.S. Lewis quotes? We’ve compiled a list of top 70 inspirational and wise C.S. Lewis quotes and sayings (with images).

Best C.S. Lewis Quotes

  • A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.
  • There are only two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
  • Some people write heavily, some write lightly. I prefer the light approach because I believe there is a great deal of false reverence about. There is too much solemnity and intensity in dealing with sacred matters; too much speaking in holy tones.
  • We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
  • Nothing is more dangerous to one’s own faith than the work of an apologist. No doctrine of that faith seems to me so spectral, so unreal as one that I have just successfully defended in a public debate.
  • Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ, and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.
  • Thirty was so strange for me. I’ve really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.
  • We do not want merely to see beauty… We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.
  • If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
  • We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.
  • If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.
  • What I call my ‘self’ now is hardly a person at all. It’s mainly a meeting place for various natural forces, desires, and fears, etcetera, some of which come from my ancestors, and some from my education, some perhaps from devils. The self you were really intended to be is something that lives not from nature but from God.
  • It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
  • We are not living in a world where all roads are radii of 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, you must make a decision.
  • Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery’s shadow or reflection: the fact that you don’t merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
  • Everyone has noticed how hard it is to turn our thoughts to God when everything is going well with us… While what we call ‘our own life’ remains agreeable, we will not surrender it to Him. What, then, can God do in our interests but make ‘our own life’ less agreeable to us, and take away the plausible sources of false happiness?
  • Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.
  • History isn’t just the story of bad people doing bad things. It’s quite as much a story of people trying to do good things. But somehow, something goes wrong.
  • If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
  • Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
  • If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
  • 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.
  • A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
  • Solemnity is proper in church, but things that are proper in church are not necessarily proper outside, and vice versa. For example, I can say a prayer while washing my teeth, but that does not mean I should wash my teeth in church.
  • Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey ‘people.’ People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war… Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.
  • Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
  • If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.
  • Some people write heavily, some write lightly. I prefer the light approach because I believe there is a great deal of false reverence about. There is too much solemnity and intensity in dealing with sacred matters; too much speaking in holy tones.
  • ‘The Lion’ all began with a picture of a faun carrying an umbrella and parcels in a snowy wood. This picture had been in my mind since I was about sixteen. Then one day, when I was about forty, I said to myself, ‘Let’s try to make a story about it.’
  • Nothing is more dangerous to one’s own faith than the work of an apologist. No doctrine of that faith seems to me so spectral, so unreal as one that I have just successfully defended in a public debate.
  • We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.
  • 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.

CS Lewis Quotes With Images

In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough.

When you are arguing against God you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all.

It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.

Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.

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.

We’re not doubting that God will do the best for us; we’re wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.

Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.

If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.

There would be no sense in saying you trusted Jesus if you would not take his advice.

God intends to give us what we need, not what we now think we want.

Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.

God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.

 

Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.

We regard God as an airman regards his parachute; it’s there for emergencies, but he hopes he’ll never have to use it.

The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.

You must ask for God’s help. After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again.

Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.

If you’re thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you, you’re embarking on something, which will take the whole of you.

If God had granted all the silly prayers I’ve made in my life, where should I be now?

If God forgives us we must forgive ourselves otherwise its like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than him.

 

Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.

Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.

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Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.

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What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.

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God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.

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Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.

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It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.

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The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.

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Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…

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The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self – all your wishes and precautions – to Christ.

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