QuoteItUp on Facebook

C. S. Lewis quotes

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

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.

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'

Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.

Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.

Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult.

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

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

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.