Cs Lewis Quotes On Love (With Video)

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CS Lewis Quotes On Love – (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. He held academic positions at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963). He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

Lewis and fellow novelist J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends. They both served on the English faculty at Oxford University, and were active in the informal Oxford literary group known as the Inklings. According to Lewis’s memoir Surprised by Joy, he was baptised in the Church of Ireland, but fell away from his faith during adolescence. Lewis returned to Anglicanism at the age of 32, owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, and he became an “ordinary layman of the Church of England”. Lewis’s faith profoundly affected his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.

Lewis wrote more than 30 books, which have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. The books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia have sold the most and have been popularised on stage, TV, radio, and cinema. His philosophical writings are widely cited by Christian apologetics from many denominations.

In 1956, Lewis married American writer Joy Davidman; she died of cancer four years later at the age of 45. Lewis died on 22 November 1963 from renal failure, one week before his 65th birthday. In 2013, on the 50th anniversary of his death, Lewis was honoured with a memorial in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey. His works entered the public domain in 2014 in countries where copyright expires 50 years after the death of the creator, such as Canada.

To remember his great works, here we present to you memorable quotes from CS Lewis about love, friendship, happiness, and faith.

Cs Lewis Quotes On Love

“To love at all is to be vulnerable”

“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”

“We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.”

“Being in love” first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise.

“Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.”

“What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.”

“It is not out of compliment that lovers keep on telling one another how beautiful they are; the delight is incomplete till it is expressed”

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

“Though our feelings come and go, his love for us does not.”

“Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.”

“Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you do, and you will presently come to love him.”

“Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.”

“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained”

“Do not waste time bothering whether you “love” your neighbor; act as if you did.As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love him.”

“Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.”

“Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained”

“Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives”

“Have you not seen that in our days
Of any whose story, song or art
Delights us, our sincerest praise
Means, when all’s said, ‘You break my heart?”

“Do not waste time bothering whether you “love” your neighbor; act as if you did.As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone you will presently come to love him.”

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

 

CS Lewis Quotes On Friendship

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

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

“What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.”

“In friendship…we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years’ difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another…the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting–any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,” can truly say to every group of Christian friends, “Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.” The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.”

CS Lewis Quotes On Faith

“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

“[God] will not be used as a convenience. Men or nations who think they can revive the Faith in order to make a good society might just as well think they can use the stairs of heaven as a shortcut to the nearest chemist’s shop.”

“God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn’t. In this trial He makes us occupy the dock, the witness box, and the bench all at once. He always knew that my temple was a house of cards. His only way of making me realize the fact was to knock it down.”

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Other Famous CS Lewis Quotes

“Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.”

“Joy is the serious business of heaven.”

“We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”

“There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.”

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

“Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.”

Jesus Christ did not say, “Go into all the world and tell the world that it is quite right”

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

“The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career. ”

“The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one’s life.”

“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”

“I sometimes wonder if all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”

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.”

“A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.”

“It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.”

“The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self–all your wishes and precautions–to Christ.”

“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.”

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…”

“When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world.”

“If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.”

“All get what they want; they do not always like it.”

“[Reality] is not neat, not obvious, not what you expect.”

“It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.”

“All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.”

“Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.”

“The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal.”

“Forgiveness does not mean excusing”

“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.”

“This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”
Source:“The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” (1952)

“God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”

“Nothing you have not given away will ever really be yours.”

“We do not want merely to see beauty . . . 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.”

“You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God.”

“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.”

“Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar.”

“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.”

“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”

“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”

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

“The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.”

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

“The Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.”

“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.”

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains; it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”

“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”

“When Christ died, he died for you individually just as much as if you had been the only person in the world.”

“In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough.”

“If God forgives us we must forgive ourselves otherwise its like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than him.”

“All these toys were never intended to possess my heart. My true good is in another world, and my only real treasure is Christ.”

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

“No good work is done anywhere without aid from the Father of Lights.”

“God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.”

“We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with him. He walks everywhere incognito.”

“To walk out of his will is to walk into nowhere.”

“Faith in Christ is the only thing to save you from despair.”

“Of all the bad men, religious bad men are the worst.”

“One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness.”

“Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.”

“Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”

“If God had granted all the silly prayers I’ve made in my life, where should I be now?”

“Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.”

“It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.”

“Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.”

“If you’re thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you, you’re embarking on something, which will take the whole of you.”

“Now is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It won’t last forever. We must take it or leave it.”

“You must ask for God’s help. … After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again.”

“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”

“When all the suns and nebulae have passed away, each one of you will still be alive.”

“When you are arguing against God you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all.”

“We’re not doubting that God will do the best for us; we’re wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”

“God has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. You are as much alone with him as if you were the only being he had ever created.”

“God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”

“We regard God as an airman regards his parachute; it’s there for emergencies, but he hopes he’ll never have to use it.”

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”

“It cost God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things: but to convert rebellious wills cost him crucifixion.”

“The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.”

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

“There would be no sense in saying you trusted Jesus if you would not take his advice.”

“God intends to give us what we need, not what we now think we want.”

“Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”

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

“Christianity, if false, is of no importance and, if true, is of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.”

“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.”

“If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.”

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”

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

“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”

“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.”

 

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