50 C. S. Lewis Quotes

50 C. S. Lewis Quotes

November 29, 1898, – November 22, 1963
C. S. Lewis
A collection of C.S. Lewis quotes to inspire you. A British theologian, author, and Christian apologist, Clive Staples Lewis has inspired millions world wide. His work is still referred to today and has made many people stop and think about God and creation.

  1. Every Christian would agree that a man’s spiritual health is exactly proportional to his love for God.C. S. Lewis
  2. Progress means not just changing, but changing for the better.C. S. Lewis
  3. In reality, moral rules are directions for running the human machine.C. S. Lewis
    Quote of the Day
  4. You must believe that God is separate from the world and that some of the things we see in it are contrary to His will.C. S. Lewis
    Quotes about God
  5. To what will you look for help if you will not look to that which is stronger than yourself?C. S. Lewis
    Inspirational Quotes
  6. Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness. C. S. Lewis

  7. Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.C. S. Lewis
  8. Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.C. S. Lewis
  9. But, the truth is that right actions done for the wrong reason do not help to build the internal quality or character called “virtue”, and it is this quality or character that really matters.C. S. Lewis
  10. If somebody else made me, for his own purposes, then I shall have a lot of duties which I should not have if I simply belonged to myself.C. S. Lewis
  11. We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.C. S. Lewis
  12. The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.C. S. Lewis
    Quotes About God’s Love
  13. It is only our daily bread that we are encouraged to ask for. The present is the only time in which any duty can be done or any grace received.C. S. Lewis
    Words of Encouragement
  14. But the ordinary rules cannot be worked until we have decided whether miracles are possible, and if so, how probable they are.C. S. Lewis
  15. 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.C. S. Lewis
  16. He died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.C. S. Lewis
  17. To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.C. S. Lewis
  18. Man approaches God most nearly when he is in one sense least like God. For what can be more unlike than fullness and need, sovereignty and humility, righteousness and penitence, limitless power and a cry for help?C. S. Lewis
  19. Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.C. S. Lewis
  20. The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.C. S. Lewis
  21. True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.C. S. Lewis
    Motivational Quotes
  22. The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become – because He made us.C. S. Lewis
    Being Yourself
  23. 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
    God’s Grace Quotes
  24. Happy work is best done by the man who takes his long-term plans somewhat lightly and works from moment to moment ‘as to the Lord.’ C. S. Lewis
    Motivational Quotes for Work
  25. Those who assume that miracles cannot happen are merely wasting their time by looking into the texts: we know in advance what results they will find for they have begun by begging the question.C. S. Lewis
    Christian Poems
  26. If I had to give a piece of advice to a young man about a place to live, I think I would say, ‘Sacrifice almost everything to live where you can be near your friends.’ I know I am very fortunate in that respect.C. S. Lewis
  27. We must both, I’m afraid, recognise that, as we grow older, we become like old cars – more and more repairs and replacements are necessary. C. S. Lewis
  28. We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is ‘good,’ because it is good, if ‘bad’ because it works in us patience, humility, and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country.C. S. Lewis
  29. When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place. C. S. Lewis

  30. When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.C. S. Lewis
  31. Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.C. S. Lewis
    Funny Quotes about Life
  32. Joy is the serious business of heaven.C. S. Lewis
  33. There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.C. S. Lewis
  34. Jesus Christ did not say, “Go into all the world and tell the world that it is quite right.”C. S. Lewis
    Jesus Poems
  35. To love at all is to be vulnerable.C. S. Lewis
  36. The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life.C. S. Lewis
    Quotes about Life
  37. There are only 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.C. S. Lewis
    Poems about God
  38. … the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self–all your wishes and precautions–to Christ.C. S. Lewis
    Poems about Faith
  39. No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.C. S. Lewis
  40. 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.C. S. Lewis
    Christian Poems
  41. The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.C. S. Lewis
    Trust God
  42. When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world.C. S. Lewis
  43. It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.C. S. Lewis
  44. Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.C. S. Lewis
  45. Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.C. S. Lewis
    New Beginnings
  46. The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.C. S. Lewis
  47. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.C. S. Lewis
  48. You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God. C. S. Lewis

  49. You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God.C. S. Lewis
    Quotes to Live By
  50. What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.C. S. Lewis
    Inspirational Messages
  51. What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.C. S. Lewis
  52. The instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man’s self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred.C. S. Lewis
    Inspirational Sayings
  53. There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.C. S. Lewis
    Moving Forward

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