C. S. Lewis Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old C. S. Lewis quotes, C. S. Lewis sayings, and C. S. Lewis proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. C. S. Lewis
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars: you have to let go at some point in order to move forward. C. S. Lewis
You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. C. S. Lewis
When I have learned to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now. C. S. Lewis
When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now. C. S. Lewis
If you are really a product of a materialistic universe, how is it that you don't feel at home there? C. S. Lewis
We must show our Christian colors if we are to be true to Jesus Christ. C. S. Lewis
The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last. C. S. Lewis
Consciousness is either inexplicable illusion, or else revelation. C. S. Lewis
If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. C. S. Lewis
Enough had been thought, and said, and felt, and imagined. It was about time that something should be done. C. S. Lewis
The assumption that things which have been conjured in the past will always be conjured in the guiding principle not of rational but of animal behavior. C. S. Lewis
If you do one good deed, your reward is to be set to do another and harder and better one. C. S. Lewis
A man with an obsession is a man who has very little sales resistance. C. S. Lewis
Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ. C. S. Lewis
An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason. C. S. Lewis
The true enjoyments must be spontaneous and compulsive and look to no remoter end. 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
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. C. S. Lewis
Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. C. S. Lewis
The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world. C. S. Lewis
God is not merely good, but goodness; goodness is not merely divine, but God. C. S. Lewis
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C. S. Lewis
Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. C. S. Lewis
If God is satisfied with the work, the work may be satisfied with itself. C. S. Lewis
The question is not what we intended ourselves to be, but what He intended us to be when He made us. C. S. Lewis
Theology offers you a working arrangement, which leaves the scientist free to continue his experiments and the Christian to continue his prayers. C. S. Lewis
In the truest sense, Christian pilgrims have the best of both worlds. We have joy whenever this world reminds us of the next, and we take solace whenever it does not. C. S. Lewis
Chastity is the most unpopular of the Christian virtues. C. S. Lewis
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. C. S. Lewis