You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

— C. S. Lewis

The most uplifting C. S. Lewis quotes that are new and everybody is talking about

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.


Don't shine so that others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see HIM.

C. S. Lewis quote Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely id

Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.


Believe in God like you believe in the sunrise.

Not because you can see it, but because you can see all it touches.

C. S. Lewis quote Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.

Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.


The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.


Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.


Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

C. S. Lewis quote Some day you will be old enough to start

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.


He (the devil) always sends errors into the world in pairs--pairs of opposites.

..He relies on your extra dislike of one to draw you gradually into the opposite one. But do not let us be fooled. We have to keep our eyes on the goal and go straight through between both errors. We have no other concern than that with either of them.


I suggest to you that it is because God loves us that he gives us the gift of suffering. Pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world. You see, we are like blocks of stone out of which the Sculptor carves the forms of men. The blows of his chisel, which hurt us so much are what make us perfect.


Life with God is not immunity from difficulties, but peace in difficulties.

C. S. Lewis quote We are what we believe we are.

We are what we believe we are.


Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different.


You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.


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 quote True humility is not thinking less of yo

True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.


About C. S. Lewis

Quotes 1957 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Writer
Birthday November 29, 1898

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.


I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. It doesn't change God - it changes me.


Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist.

C. S. Lewis quote Joy is the serious business of heaven.

Joy is the serious business of heaven.


There is someone that I love even though I don't approve of what he does.

There is someone I accept though some of his thoughts and actions revolt me. There is someone I forgive though he hurts the people I love the most. That person


Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose.


Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.


When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.


Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.


You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down.


There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.


For pride is spiritual cancer: it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense.


Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.


I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves.

Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.


Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.


God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.


When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.


On the back of Satan's neck is a nail scarred footprint.


I didn’t go to religion to make me happy.

I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.


Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.


Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal.

As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.


Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it, just live it.


No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.


We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.


Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.


A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.


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.


When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.


If only this toothache would go away, I could write another chapter on the problem of pain.


It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible Gods and Goddesses.

To remember that the dullest, and most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship.


The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.


No soul that seriously and constantly desires joy will ever miss it.

Those who seek find. To those who knock it is opened.


To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.


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.


Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.


The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of.

Our attention would have been on God.


The homemaker has the ultimate career.

All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career.


The safest road to hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.