C.S. Lewis

I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that other country and to help others to do the same.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

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

C.S. Lewis

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Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.

C.S. Lewis

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The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.

C.S. Lewis

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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.

C.S. Lewis

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Next to the Blessed Sacrament itself, your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses.

C.S. Lewis

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This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.

C.S. Lewis

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We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.

C. S. Lewis

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Eros will have naked bodies. Friendship naked personalities.

C.S. Lewis

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Badness cannot succeed even in being bad in the same way in which goodness is good. Goodness is, so to speak, itself: badness is only spoiled goodness. Evil is a parasite, not an original thing.

C.S. Lewis

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