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50 C. S. Lewis Quotes About Friendship, Faith, & Humility

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C.S Lewis Quotes on Love

1.) “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

 

2.) “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

C. S. Lewis Quotes on Happiness

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

 

4.) ““Have you not seen that in our days
Of any whose story, song or art
Delights us, our sincerest praise
Means, when all’s said, ‘You break my heart?”” – C. S. Lewis

 

 

C. S. Lewis Quotes on Friendship

 

5.) “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

 

6.) “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

 

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

8.) In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting–any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,” can truly say to every group of Christian friends, “Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.” 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

 

C. S. Lewis quotes about faith and a higher power

9.) “My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”  – C. S. Lewis

 

10.) “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

 

11.) “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

 

12.) “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

 

13.) “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

 

 

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

 

Quotes on Faith

 

15.) “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

 

16.) “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

 

17.) “You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.” – C. S. Lewis

 

18.) “Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”” – C. S. Lewis

 

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

 

20.) “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

 

 

21.) “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

 

22.) “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”  – C. S. Lewis

 

23.) “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”  – C. S. Lewis

 

24.) “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

 

25.) “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

 

26.) “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

 

C. S. Lewis Quotes About Humility

 

27.) “Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.”  – C. S. Lewis

 

28.) “I can’t imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”  – C. S. Lewis

 

29.) “Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”  – C. S. Lewis

 

30.) “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”  – C. S. Lewis

 

31.) “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”  – C. S. Lewis

 

 

32.) “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

 

33.) “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.”  – C. S. Lewis

 

34.) “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

 

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

 

C. S. Lewis Quotes About Faith

 

36.) “God can’t give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing. – C. S. Lewis

 

37.) “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

 

38.) “Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning…”  – C. S. Lewis

 

39.) “It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. – C. S. Lewis

 

 

40.) “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

 

41.) “I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia.”  – C. S. Lewis

 

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

 

43.) “You can make anything by writing.”  – C. S. Lewis

 

44.) “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

 

45.) “He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.”  – C. S. Lewis

 

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

 

 

47.) “You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.”  – C. S. Lewis

 

C. S. Lewis Quotes About Friendship

 

48.) “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”  – C. S. Lewis

 

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

 

50.) “I have come home at last! This is my real country! I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now…Come further up, come further in!”  – C. S. Lewis

 

Which C. S. Lewis quote was your favorite? What other C. S. Lewis quotes would you add to the list?