Friday, December 03, 2004

The Wisdom of C.S. Lewis

"You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness." --The Weight of Glory

"And then she understood the devilish cunning of the enemies' plan. By mixing a little truth with it they had made their lie far stronger." --The Last Battle

"'Something of God...flows into us from the blue of the sky, the taste of honey, the delicious embrace of water whether cold or hot, and even from sleep itself.'" --'Scraps', St. James' Magazine

"The idea which...shuts out the Second Coming from our minds, the idea of the world slowly ripening to perfection, is a myth, not a generalization from experience." --The World's Last Night

"Though we cannot experience our life as an endless present, we are eternal in God's eyes; that is, in our deepest reality." --Letters to Malcolm

"Mercy, detached from Justice, grows unmerciful." --The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment

"Now that I am a Christian I do not have moods in which the whole thing looks very improbable: but when I was an atheist I had moods in which Christianity looked terribly probable." --Mere Christianity

"It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies." --The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment

"When you are arguing against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all." --Mere Christianity

"If God thinks this state of war in the universe a price worth paying for free will...then we may take it it is worth paying." --Mere Christianity

"Joy is the serious business of Heaven." --Letters to Malcolm

"There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes." --The Last Battle

"Be sure that the ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery to Him; and one day they will no longer be a mystery to you." --The Problem of Pain

"Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness." --The Problem of Pain

"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." --The Case for Christianity

Delicious, eh? If you're hungry for more, check out the C.S. Lewis Quote Page.
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