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 :: 1898-1963, British Academic, Writer, Christian Apologist

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The fundamental laws are in the long run merely statements that every event is itself and not some different event.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Truth]

 

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The value given to the testimony of any feeling must depend on our whole philosophy, not our whole philosophy on a feeling.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Value]

 

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God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Pleasure]

 

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A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Pride]

 

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Talk to me about the truth of religion and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Religion]

 

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I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Joy]

 

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There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Marriage]

 

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It is only when you are asked to believe in Reason coming from non-reason that you must cry Halt. Human minds. They do not come from nowhere.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Miracles]

 

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Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Miracles]

 

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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 - [Misers and Misery]

 

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The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Pain]

 

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Faith... is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Faith]

 

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You ask whether I have ever been in love: fool as I am, I am not such a fool as that. But if one is only to talk from first-hand experience, conversation would be a very poor business. But though I have no personal experience of the things they call love, I have what is better -- the experience of Sappho, of Euripides, of Catallus, of Shakespeare, of Spenser, of Austen, of Bronte, of anyone else I have read.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Fools and Foolishness]

 

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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 - [Friends and Friendship]

 

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I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Giving]

 

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Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Giving]

 

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

 

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No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Grief]

 

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

 

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Aim at heaven, and you will get earth thrown in; aim at earth, and you will get neither.
~ C. S. Lewis - [Heaven]

 

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