All Quotes, C. S. Lewis

25+ C. S. Lewis Quotes

C. S. Lewis was a British writer. Widely known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters. Lewis wrote more than 30 books. On the 50th anniversary of his death, Lewis was honored with a memorial in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.



1. Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. C. S. Lewis
2. 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
3. You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. C. S. Lewis
4. There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them. C. S. Lewis
5. Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. C. S. Lewis
6. 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
7. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. C. S. Lewis
8. Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success. C. S. Lewis
9. Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours. C. S. Lewis
10. Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. C. S. Lewis
11. Joy is the serious business of Heaven. C. S. Lewis
12. An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason. C. S. Lewis

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13. No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. C. S. Lewis
14. With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere. C. S. Lewis
15. 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
16. A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. C. S. Lewis
17. 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. C. S. Lewis
18. 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
19. We are what we believe we are. C. S. Lewis
20. Progress means not just changing, but changing for the better. C. S. Lewis
21. Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness. C. S. Lewis
22. 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
23. True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. C. S. Lewis
24. When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place. C. S. Lewis
25. Joy is the serious business of heaven. C. S. Lewis
26. Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth. C. S. Lewis

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