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Favorite CS Lewis Quotes

August 23, 2010 1 comment

“As the king governs by his executive, so Reason in man must rule the mere appetites by means of the ‘spirited element.'”

–C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”

–C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

“[Pain] removes the veil; it plants the flag of truth within the fortress of a rebel soul.”

–C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

“Be sure that the ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery to Him; and one day they will no longer be a mystery to you.”

–C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

“Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is…”

–C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“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.”

–C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“Though I do not believe that my desire for Paradise proves that I shall enjoy it, I think it a pretty good indication that such a thing exists and that some men will.”

–C.S. Lewis, Transposition and Other addresses

“A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere–‘Bibles laid open, millions of surprises,’ as Herbert says, ‘fine nets and stratagems.’ God is, if I may say it, very unscrupulous.”

–C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy

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