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sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell." --C. S. Lewis "A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride." --C. S. Lewis "Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives." --C. S. Lewis "Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither." --C. S. Lewis "An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason." --C. S. Lewis "Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable." --C. S. Lewis "Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important." --C. S. Lewis "Don't say it was "delightful"; make us say "delightful" when we've read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers "Please will you do the job for me."" --C. S. Lewis "Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite." --C. S. Lewis "Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil." --C. S. Lewis "Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities." --C. S. Lewis "Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it." --C. S. Lewis
but because by it I see everything else. Lewis "Humans are amphibians . and admitted that God was God." --C."Experience: that most brutal of teachers.. we should never know it was dark. S. S. But you learn. S." --C. Lewis "I gave in." --C." ." --C. S. S. S. Lewis "Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. S. rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. Lewis "How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete. Lewis "God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself. we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as.. because it is not there. Lewis "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another. S. Lewis "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it. As spirits they belong to the eternal world." --C. Lewis "Friendship is unnecessary. S. Dark would be without meaning. like art. "What! You too? I thought I was the only one!"" --C." --C. It has no survival value." --C. Lewis "If the whole universe has no meaning. Lewis "First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes. S. like philosophy." --C. S. Lewis "I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy." --C." --C.half spirit and half animal. but as animals they inhabit time. There is no such thing. S. my God do you learn. Lewis "Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind." --C.
" why should we not look forward to the arrival?" --C." --C. S. Human minds. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter. Lewis "Let's pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere. or capitalists for the same reasons. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary. And whatever is matters. Lewis "It is only when you are asked to believe in Reason coming from non-reason that you must cry Halt. They do not come from nowhere. S. enemies. S. Lewis "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." --C. We are like eggs at present. Lewis "If we could know which of us. S. darling." --C. Lewis "If you look for truth. if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin." --C.if we could know!" --C. it is only logical to cut up imbeciles. Lewis "If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. it does not simply describe it. S." --C. S. and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. you may find comfort in the end. S. Lewis "If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence. and in this respect. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides. And whatever happens has consequences. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. We must be hatched or go bad. Lewis "It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one. decent egg. who would be first to breast the swelling tide and step alone upon the other side . would be the first to go. S. Lewis "If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a "wandering to find home. Lewis "It is hard to have patience with people who say "There is no death" or "Death doesn't matter. S. S." There is death. criminals.--C. Lewis "Literature adds to reality. and in the end." --C." --C. it irrigates the deserts that our lives have . despair. S." --C.
Lewis "Reason is the natural order of truth. in fact. We had time. Lewis "Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. Lewis "Part of every misery is. S." --C. Lewis "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. S." --C. Lewis "Miracles do not. S. but live each day thinking about living each day in grief. Lewis "Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours. Lewis "Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions." --C. S. but imagination is the organ of meaning. S. Lewis "Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. Lewis "Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step. S. pulsating with the energy that made the worlds. S." --C. our share in the passion of Christ. I not only live each endless day in grief. they are." --C. S. S.already become. so to speak. Like all afflictions. S. S. 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. Lewis ." --C." --C. in which they find themselves without their consent and from which they are ejected at the pleasure of Another!" --C." --C." --C. not sins. Lewis "Much of the modern resistance to chastity comes from men's belief that they "own" their bodies . S. if we can so take them. for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair.those vast and perilous estates." --C. Lewis "No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear." --C. break the laws of nature.
Lewis Topic: Instinct "Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people. have it your way. Our instincts are at war.. without sudden turnings." --C. don't you worry. Lewis "The safest road to hell is the gradual one-the gentle slope. whatever he does.. without signposts.." and those to whom God says. but why some do not. S.. good-for-nothing humorous old men. S. Lewis "The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles. S. Lewis Topic: Hell "The safest road to Hell is the gradual one -." --C. S. Lewis "The long.' People say different things: so do instincts. S.' People say different things: so do instincts. Lewis "There are two kinds of people: those who say to God.. dull. S." --C. Lewis . will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest. S. "All right. Lewis "The real problem is not why some pious. S. Lewis "The real Oxford is a close corporation of jolly. but to irrigate deserts... if you listen to it."" --C. untidy.." --C. will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest." --C."Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people. S." --C." --C. then.. They'll squeeze under the Revolution or leap over it when the time comes. if you listen to it. Each instinct. soft underfoot. without signposts. "Thy will be done.the gentle slope. soft underfoot. believing people suffer. who have been electing their own successors ever since the world began and who intend to go on with it. Lewis "The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour. S. lazy. humble. whoever he is. without milestones.. Each instinct. monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil. without sudden turnings. without milestones." --C. Our instincts are at war." --C.
Lewis "You play the hand you're dealt. S. but if you're on the wrong road. For these may come from a deeper level than feeling. S. everything begins somewhere. Lewis "What saves a man is to take a step." --C." --C." --C. Lewis "This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted. Lewis "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. S. S. in that case." --C. Lewis ." --C. Lewis "You don't have a soul. Lewis "We all want progress. You have a body. Lewis "What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument. S." --C. S. Lewis "What seem our worst prayers may really be. S. the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. Those. which are least supported by devotional feeling." --C."Thirty was so strange for me. S. Lewis "We are what we believe we are" --C. as it were. Lewis "With the possible exception of the equator. S. our best. S. I think the game's worthwhile." --C. I mean. Then another step." --C." --C. S. off our guard. S. in God's eyes. progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult." --C. You are a Soul. God sometimes seems to speak to us most intimately when he catches us. Lewis "You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
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