40+ Inspirational C.S. Lewis Quotes and Sayings

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Clive Staples Lewis was a British novelist, a poet who held academic positions at both Oxford University and Cambridge University.


Following are the C.S. Lewis Quotes with images.

C.S. Lewis Quotes

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” — C.S. Lewis

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

“The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.” — C.S. Lewis

“To love at all is to be vulnerable.” — C.S. Lewis

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C.S. Lewis

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” — C.S. Lewis

“Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.” — C.S. Lewis

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

“We want not so much a Father but a grandfather in heaven, a God who said of anything we happened to like doing, ‘What does it matter so long as they are contented?” — C.S. Lewis

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” — C.S. Lewis

“Humans are amphibian—half spirit and half animal.” — C.S. Lewis

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

“Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.” — C.S. Lewis

“We are what we believe we are.” — C.S. Lewis

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” — C.S. Lewis

“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also harder to bear.” — C.S. Lewis

“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” — C.S. Lewis

“Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.” — C.S. Lewis

“Getting Over A Painful Experience Is Much Like Crossing Monkey Bars. You Have To Let Go At Some Point In Order To Move Forward.” — C.S. Lewis

“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.” — C.S. Lewis

“To enter heaven is to become more human than you ever succeeded in being on earth; to enter hell, is to be banished from humanity.” — C.S. Lewis

“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” — C.S. Lewis

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ” — C.S. Lewis

“Crying is all right in its 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

“It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.” — C.S. Lewis

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” — C.S. Lewis

“I think He made one law of that kind in order that there might be obedience. In all these other matters what you call obeying Him is but doing what seems good in your own eyes also. Is love content with that?” — 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

“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

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — C.S. Lewis

“Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives” — C.S. Lewis

“What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” — C.S. Lewis

“Love may forgive all infirmities and love still in spite of them: but Love cannot cease to will their removal.” — C.S. Lewis

“In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough.” — C.S. Lewis

“God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.” — C.S. Lewis

“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.” — C.S. Lewis

“Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.” — C.S. Lewis

“The Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.” — C.S. Lewis

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

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

“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” — 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

“What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.” — C.S. Lewis

“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.” — C.S. Lewis

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

“Courage, dear heart.” — C.S. Lewis

“All get what they want; they do not always like it.” — C.S. Lewis

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