Quotes by C. S. Lewis (Author/Irish).

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The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
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Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn't mean anything else.
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I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.
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Real joy seems to me almost as unlike security or prosperity as it is unlike agony.
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I think that all things, in their way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not least.
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Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.
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Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
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How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
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There is no uncreated being except God. God has no opposite.
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What I call my 'self' now is hardly a person at all. It's mainly a meeting place for various natural forces, desires, and fears, etcetera, some of which come from my ancestors, and some from my education, some perhaps from devils. The self you were really intended to be is something that lives not from nature but from God.
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With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.
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We are what we believe we are.
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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.
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We must show our Christian colors if we are to be true to Jesus Christ.
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We are not living in a world where all roads are radii of a circle and where all, if followed long enough, will therefore draw gradually nearer and finally meet at the centre: rather in a world where every road, after a few miles, forks into two, and each of those into two again, and at each fork, you must make a decision.
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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.
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An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.
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Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.
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Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
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The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
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Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
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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.
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A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
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Nothing is more dangerous to one's own faith than the work of an apologist. No doctrine of that faith seems to me so spectral, so unreal as one that I have just successfully defended in a public debate.
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