CS Lewis Quotes to motivate you in your life

Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British writer and lay theologian. He held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963). He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain. Lewis and fellow novelist J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends. They both served on the English faculty at Oxford University and were active in the informal Oxford literary group known as the Inklings. According to Lewis’s 1955 memoir Surprised by Joy, he was baptised in the Church of Ireland, but fell away from his faith during adolescence. Lewis returned to Anglicanism at the age of 32, owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, and he became an “ordinary layman of the Church of England”. Lewis’s faith profoundly affected his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim. Lewis wrote more than 30 books which have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. The books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia have sold the most and have been popularised on stage, TV, radio, and cinema. His philosophical writings are widely cited by Christian apologists from many denominations. In 1956, Lewis married American writer Joy Davidman; she died of cancer four years later at the age of 45. Lewis died on 22 November 1963 from kidney failure, one week before his 65th birthday. In 2013, on the 50th anniversary of his death, Lewis was honoured with a memorial in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey. We bring you the compilation of the best CS Lewis Quotes, hope you like it.

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CS Lewis Quotes to motivate you in your life

It is only when you are asked to believe in Reason coming from nonreason that you must cry Halt. Human minds. They do not come from nowhere.— C. S. Lewis

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.— C. S. Lewis

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.— C. S. Lewis

I gave in, and admitted that God was God.— C. S. Lewis

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.C.S. Lewis

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.— C. S. Lewis

Let’s pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.— C. S. Lewis

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.— C. S. Lewis

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, “What! You too? I thought I was the only one!”— C. S. Lewis

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.— C. S. Lewis

There are 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.— C. S. Lewis

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.— C. S. Lewis

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.— C. S. Lewis

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.— C. S. Lewis

Much of the modern resistance to chastity comes from men’s belief that they “own” their bodies  those vast and perilous estates, pulsating with the energy that made the worlds, in which they find themselves without their consent and from which they are ejected at the pleasure of Another!— C. S. Lewis

CS Lewis Quotes to motivate you in your life

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.— C. S. Lewis

The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.— C. S. Lewis

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.— C. S. Lewis

The safest road to hell is the gradual one  the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.— C. S. Lewis

Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.— C. S. Lewis

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.— C. S. Lewis

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.— C. S. Lewis

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It is hard to have patience with people who say “There is no death” or “Death doesn’t matter.” There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn’t matter.— C. S. Lewis

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.— C. S. Lewis

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.— C. S. Lewis

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.— C. S. Lewis

It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.— C. S. Lewis

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.— C. S. Lewis

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.— C. S. Lewis

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather  it is one of those things that give value to survival.— C. S. Lewis

CS Lewis Quotes to motivate you in your life

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.— C. S. Lewis

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.— C. S. Lewis

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.— C. S. Lewis

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.— C. S. Lewis

You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.— C. S. Lewis

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.— C. S. Lewis

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Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.— C. S. Lewis

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.— C. S. Lewis

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.— C. S. Lewis

Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.— C. S. Lewis

Affection is responsible for ninetenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.— C. S. Lewis

Humans are amphibians  half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.— C. S. Lewis

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.— C. S. Lewis

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.— C. S. Lewis

I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.— C. S. Lewis

CS Lewis Quotes to motivate you in your life

Nothing which is at all times and in every way agreeable to us can have objective reality. It is of the very nature of the real that it should have sharp corners and rough edges, that it should be resistant, should be itself. Dream-furniture is the only kind on which you never stub your toes or bang your knee. -C. S. Lewis

A woman means by unselfishness chiefly taking trouble for others; a man means not giving trouble to others. Thus each sex regards the other as basically selfish. -C. S. Lewis

In Gethsemane the holiest of all petitioners prayed three times that a certain cup might pass from Him. It did not. After that the idea that prayer is recommended to us as a sort of infallible gimmick may be dismissed. -C. S. Lewis

All that is not eternal is eternally out of date. -C. S. Lewis

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. -C. S. Lewis

Do not waste time bothering whether you “love” your neighbour; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more. If you do him a good turn, you will find yourself disliking him less. -C. S. Lewis

Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction. -C. S. Lewis

Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality. -C. S. Lewis

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it. -C. S. Lewis

The higher animals are in a sense drawn into Man when he loves them and makes them (as he does) much more nearly human than they would otherwise be. -C. S. Lewis

Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods. -C. S. Lewis

CS Lewis Quotes to motivate you in your life

We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us. -C. S. Lewis

There are 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.” -C. S. Lewis

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. -C. S. Lewis

Prayer in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and penitence are its threshold, adoration its sanctuary, the presence and vision and enjoyment of God its bread and wine. -C. S. Lewis

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Aim at heaven and you get earth thrown in; aim at earth and you get neither. -C. S. Lewis

The safest road to Hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. -C. S. Lewis

True friends … face in the same direction, toward common projects, interests, goals. -C. S. Lewis

Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not. -C. S. Lewis

The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty miles an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. -C. S. Lewis


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