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Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C. S. Lewis (The Unquiet Grave, 1944)
Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.
C. S. Lewis (The Problem of Pain, 1940)
All mortals tend to turn into the thing they are pretending to be.
C. S. Lewis (The Screwtape Letters, 1942)
We do not retreat from reality, we rediscover it.
C. S. Lewis
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
C. S. Lewis
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
C. S. Lewis (A Grief Observed, 1961)
Reality is harsh to the feet of shadows.
C. S. Lewis (The Great Divorce, 1944 - 1945)
We read to know that we are not alone.
C. S. Lewis
Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.
C. S. Lewis (The Weight of Glory, 1949)
Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.
C. S. Lewis
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
C. S. Lewis (The Abolition of Man, 1943)
Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
C. S. Lewis
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
C. S. Lewis
The trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.
C. S. Lewis (The Magician's Nephew, 1955)
Every poem can be considered in two ways - as what the poet has to say, and as a thing which he makes.
C. S. Lewis (A Preface to Paradise Lost, 1961)
We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.
C. S. Lewis (The Weight of Glory, 1949)
Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step; for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair.
C. S. Lewis (The Pilgrim's Regress, 1933)
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
C. S. Lewis (The Screwtape Letters, 1942)
The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, "What? You too? I thought I was the only one.
C. S. Lewis (The Four Loves, 1960)
Crying is all right in its own way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do.
C. S. Lewis
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
C. S. Lewis (The Four Loves, 1960)
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
Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free-wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself.
C. S. Lewis (The Problem of Pain, 1940)
When things go wrong, you'll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start to go right they often go on getting better and better.
C. S. Lewis (The Magician's Nephew, 1955)
The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing - to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from - my country, the place where I ought to have been born.
C. S. Lewis (Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold, 1956)
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
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 (A Grief Observed, 1961)
Make your choice, adventurous Stranger;
Strike the bell and bide the danger,
Or wonder, till it drives you mad,
What would have followed if you had.
C. S. Lewis (The Magician's Nephew, 1955)
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.
C. S. Lewis (The Four Loves, 1960)
C. S. Lewis Biography

Born: November 29, 1898
Died: November 22, 1963

C. S. Lewis was a British novelist and writer. He is most commonly known for his work of fictions. The most notable one being " The Chronicles of Narnia"

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