Clive Lewis

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Clive Lewis

Clive Lewis

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.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a wandering to find home, why should we not look forward to the arrival?More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, Blessed are they that morn.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Faith... is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The safest road to hell is the gradual one -- the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You ask whether I have ever been in love: fool as I am, I am not such a fool as that. But if one is only to talk from first-hand experience, conversation would be a very poor business. But though I have no personal experience of the things they call love, I have what is better -- the experience of Sappho, of Euripides, of Catallus, of Shakespeare, of Spenser, of Austen, of Bronte, of anyone else I have read.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Humans are amphibians -- half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I sometimes wander whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is only when you are asked to believe in Reason coming from non-reason that you must cry Halt. Human minds. They do not come from nowhere.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The fundamental laws are in the long run merely statements that every event is itself and not some different event.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Clive Lewis [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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