91 CS Lewis Quotes On Friendship, Heaven & Love

C. S. Lewis born (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) in Ireland and best known as poet, novelist, broadcaster, essayist and a lecturer. Clive Staples Lewis wrote over 30 books and has sold over millions of copies. His famous fiction books were The Space Trilogy, The Screwtape Letters, and The Chronicles of Narnia and non-fiction Miracles , Mere Christianity,  and The Problem of Pain. He has worked at Cambridge and Oxford Universities. TV, radio, stage and cinema popularized his famous book ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’. Enjoy these wonderful CS Lewis quotes on life, love, nature, friendship and humility.

CS 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.” , CS Lewis quotes friendship
  2. “What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.”
  3. “It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.”
  4. “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.”
  7. “Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.”
  8. “Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.”
  9. CS Lewis quotes overallmotivation
  10. “I sometimes wonder if all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”
  11. “There are only 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.”
  12. “It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.”
  13. “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.”
  14.  “If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.”
  15. “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
  16. “Joy is the serious business of heaven.” , CS Lewis quotes on heaven
  17. “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.”
  18. “We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.”
  19. “All get what they want; they do not always like it.”
  20. “[Reality] is not neat, not obvious, not what you expect.”
  21. It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.”
  22. “It is not out of compliment that lovers keep on telling one another how beautiful they are; the delight is incomplete till it is expressed.”
  23. “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.”
  24. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
  25. “Being in love” first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise.”
  26. “Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.”
  27. “The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.”
  28. “Forgiveness does not mean excusing.”
  29. “The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career.”
  30. “The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life.” , CS Lewis quotes about life
  31. “Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.”
  32. “When you are arguing against God you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all.”
  33. “We’re not doubting that God will do the best for us; we’re wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”
  34. “We regard God as an airman regards his parachute; it’s there for emergencies, but he hopes he’ll never have to use it.”
  35. “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”
  36. “Faith in Christ is the only thing to save you from despair.” CS Lewis quotes mere Christianity
  37. “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.”
  38. CS Lewis quotes overallmotivation
  39. “The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.”
  40. “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.”
  41. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” , CS Lewis quotes humility
  42. “We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”
  43. “There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.”
  44. “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”
  45.  “God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”
  46. “Nothing you have not given away will ever really be yours.”
  47. “We do not want merely to see beauty . . . We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.”
  48. “You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God.”
  49. “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.”
  50. “It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.”
  51. Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.”
  52. “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” , CS Lewis quotes about friendship
  53. “Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar.”
  54. “The instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man’s self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred.”
  55. “The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.”
  56. “The Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.”
  57. “In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough.”
  58. “To love at all is to be vulnerable.” , CS Lewis quotes on love
  59. “A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.”
  60. “If God forgives us we must forgive ourselves otherwise its like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than him.”
  61. “All these toys were never intended to possess my heart. My true good is in another world, and my only real treasure is Christ.”
  62. “When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.”
  63. “No good work is done anywhere without aid from the Father of Lights.”
  64. “God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.”
  65. “We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with him. He walks everywhere incognito.”
  66. “To walk out of his will is to walk into nowhere.”
  67. CS Lewis quotes quotes overallmotivation
  68. “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”
  69. “Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.”
  70. “Of all the bad men, religious bad men are the worst.”
  71. “One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness.”
  72. “Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.”
  73. “Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
  74. “If God had granted all the silly prayers I’ve made in my life, where should I be now?” , CS Lewis quotes on prayer
  75. “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”
  76. “Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.”
  77. “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.”
  78. “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains; it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”
  79. “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”
  80. “Though our feelings come and go, his love for us does not.”
  81. “Now is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It won’t last forever. We must take it or leave it.”
  82. “You must ask for God’s help. … After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again.”
  83. “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”
  84. “Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.”
  85. “When all the suns and nebulae have passed away, each one of you will still be alive.”
  86. “God has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. You are as much alone with him as if you were the only being he had ever created.”
  87.  “There would be no sense in saying you trusted Jesus if you would not take his advice.”
  88. “God intends to give us what we need, not what we now think we want.”
  89. “Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”
  90. “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you do, and you will presently come to love him.” , CS Lewis quotes about time
  91. “God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.”

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