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.'

It is only our bad temper that we put down to being tired or worried or hungry; we put our good temper down to ourselves. C. S. Lewis
We have had enough, once and for all, of Hedonism--the gloomy philosophy which says that Pleasure is the only good. C. S. Lewis
The naturalists have been engaged in thinking about Nature. They have not attended to the fact that they were thinking. The moment one attends to this it is obvious that one's own thinking cannot be merely a natural event, and that therefore something other than Nature exists. C. S. Lewis
An obligation to feel can freeze feelings. C. S. Lewis
If only this toothache would go away, I could write another chapter on the problem of pain. C. S. Lewis
'Useful,' and 'necessity' was always 'the tyrant's plea'. C. S. Lewis
Agnostics talk cheerfully of man's search for God but they might as well talk about the mouse's search for the cat. C. S. Lewis
A clever arrangement of bad eggs will never make a good omelet. C. S. Lewis
Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning. C. S. Lewis
A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. C. S. Lewis
Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist. C. S. Lewis
Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest. C. S. Lewis
God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.  C. S. Lewis
Pain plants the flag of truth within a rebel fortress. C. S. Lewis
You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. C. S. Lewis
Divine punishment are also mercies. C. S. Lewis
Courtship is the time for sowing those seeds which will grow up ten years into domestic hatred. C. S. Lewis
If God thinks this state of war in the universe a price worth paying for free will...then we may take it it is worth paying. C. S. Lewis
It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence. C. S. Lewis
Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny. C. S. Lewis
There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human's mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them. C. S. Lewis
The value given to the testimony of any feeling must depend on our whole philosophy, not our whole philosophy on a feeling. C. S. Lewis
Spying on people by magic is the same as spying on them in any other way. C. S. Lewis
Satan, the leader or dictator of devils, is the opposite, not of God, but of Michael. C. S. Lewis
In worship, God imparts himself to us. C. S. Lewis
People blush at praise — not only praise of their bodies, but praise of anything that is theirs. C. S. Lewis
Really, a young Atheist cannot guard his faith too carefully. Dangers lie in wait for him on every side. 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
The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose. C. S. Lewis
Bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love. C. S. Lewis