One of the most influential Christians of our time, C.S. Lewis is known for his great Christian quotes and insightful and encouraging words for Christians around the world. Known by his closest friends as Jack, Lewis was a Christian writer who enchanted the world with books such as “The Chronicles of Narnia”, “The Great Divorce”, “The Screwtape Letters”, “Surprised by Joy”, and “Mere Christianity”.
C.S. Lewis became a Christian in 1931, influenced by his good friend, professor and writer, J.R.R. Tolkien (who wrote “The Lord of the Rings”). After his conversion, his faith was the main theme of his writing and had a profound effect on him. He is well known for his comments and apologetics about Christianity and became a great orator, as well as an unbeatable debater.
Sample of some great Christian Quotes by C.S.Lewis
- He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.
- You don’t have a soul. You are a soul.
- 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.”
- Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.
- You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
- Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
- Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.
- Nothing is more likely to destroy a species or a nation than a determination to survive at all costs.
- Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
- 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.
- 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.”“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
- I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.
- 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.
- Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
- 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.
- There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
- Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive. Let Go Of The Past.
- God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
- Part of every misery is, so to speak, 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. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
- 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.
- If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.
- Love is not affectionate feeling but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.
- I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.
- (God) will not be used as a convenience. Men or nations who think they can revive the Faith in order to make a good society might just as well think they can use the stairs of heaven as a shortcut to the nearest chemist’s shop.
- Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes but when you look back everything is different
- God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn’t. In this trial He makes us occupy the dock, the witness box, and the bench all at once. He always knew that my temple was a house of cards. His only way of making me realize the fact was to knock it down.
- 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.
- I do not pray because it changes God… I pray because it changes me.
- The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
- 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.
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