The Very Best C.S Lewis Quotes on Life, Love, Faith & Hope

The following quotes from C.S Lewis are all interesting and thought provoking. 

Who was C.S Lewis?

Clive Staples Lewis was an author, a professor of English literature and a Christian apologist from Belfast in Northern Ireland.

Lewis wrote more than 30 books, and is perhaps most famously known for writing The Chronicles of Narnia.

With his flair with the written word, C.S Lewis is also well known for his famous quotes and sayings on faith, love, hope and humility.


Famous C.S Lewis Quotes

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” C.S Lewis


“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” C.S. Lewis


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


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


“We are what we believe we are.” C. S. Lewis


“We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” C. S. Lewis


“The safest road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.” C. S. Lewis


“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” C. S. Lewis


“Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.” C. S. Lewis


“Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.” C. S. Lewis


“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.” C. S. Lewis


“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” C.S. Lewis


C.S Lewis Quotes On Love

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. 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. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.” C.S. Lewis


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


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


“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


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



C.S Lewis Quotes Christianity & Faith

“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.” C.S. Lewis


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


“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of – throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.” C.S. Lewis


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


“Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning…” C.S. Lewis


“I gave in, and admitted that God was God.” C. S. Lewis


“I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.” C. S. Lewis


“Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery’s shadow or reflection: the fact that you don’t merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.” C. S. Lewis


C. S Lewis Quotes On Hope


“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” C.S. Lewis


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


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


“Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.” C. S. Lewis


“I think that all things, in their way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not least.” C. S. Lewis


C.S. Lewis Quotes Friendship


“Friendship … is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that I was the only one.” C.S. Lewis


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


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



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