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Clive Staples Lewis (1898–1963), usually called C. S. Lewis, was a British scholar who wrote about 40 books.

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Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.


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We are what we believe we are.


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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.


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Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.


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


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I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.


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With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.


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


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There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them.


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


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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.'


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


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


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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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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.


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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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Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.


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The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.


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


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


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


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


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

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