Clive Staples Lewis Quotes

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.

~ Clive Staples Lewis

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

~ Clive Staples Lewis

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.

~ Clive Staples Lewis

Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

~ Clive Staples Lewis

Friendship is not necessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

~ Clive Staples Lewis

It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us.

~ Clive Staples Lewis

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

~ Clive Staples Lewis

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

~ Clive Staples Lewis

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

~ Clive Staples Lewis

A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.

~ Clive Staples Lewis

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