“Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.” ― C.S. Lewis. Here are 40 Inspirational C.S. Lewis Quotes.

C.S. Lewis Quotes

1. “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

2. “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

3. “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ‘Blessed are they that mourn,’ and I accept it. I’ve got nothing that I hadn’t bargained for. Of course, it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.” ― C.S. Lewis

4. “Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” ― C.S. Lewis

5. “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

6. “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” ― C.S. Lewis

7. “I once read the sentence ‘I lay awake all night with a toothache, thinking about the toothache and about lying awake.’ That’s true to life. 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

8. “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

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

10. “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” ― C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis Quotes

11. “God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.” ― C.S. Lewis

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

13. “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

14. “God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than He is of any other slacker.” ― C.S. Lewis

15. “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.” ― C.S. Lewis

16. “The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career. ” ― C.S. Lewis

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

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

19. “The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.” ― C.S. Lewis

20. “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

C.S. Lewis Quotes

21. “Better to be miserable with her than happy without her. Let our hearts break provided they break together. If the voice within us does not say this it is not the voice of Eros.” ― C.S. Lewis

22. “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

23. “I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face questions die away. What other answer would suffice?” ― C.S. Lewis

24. “But one of the worst results of being a slave and being forced to do things is that when there is no one to force you any more you find you have almost lost the power of forcing yourself.” ― C.S. Lewis

25. “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; 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.” ― C.S. Lewis

26. “You would not have called to me unless I had been calling to you,” said the Lion.” ― C.S. Lewis

27. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.” ― C.S. Lewis

28. “Peter did not feel very brave; indeed, he felt he was going to be sick. But that made no difference to what he had to do.” ― C.S. Lewis

29. “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

30. “It is a very funny thing that the sleepier you are, the longer you take about getting to bed.” ― C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis Quotes

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

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

33. “We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.” ― C.S. Lewis

34. “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

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

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

37. “Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.” ― C.S. Lewis

38. “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

39. “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

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


Best C. S. Lewis Quotes

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“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” – C. S. Lewis
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“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
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“Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.” – C. S. Lewis

Ian Warner

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I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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