Inspirational C.S. Lewis Quotes

C.S. Lewis Quotes
C.S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis (November 29 1898 – November 22 1963) was an Irish author, scholar of medieval literature, and Christian apologist. He is best known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain.

Lewis and fellow novelist J. R. R. Tolkien were close friends. Lewis’s works have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. In 2008, The Times ranked him eleventh on their list of “the 50 greatest British writers since 1945”.

Below is a list of Inspirational C.S. Lewis quotes.

“Only the skilled can judge the skillfulness, but that is not the same as judging the value of the result.”
― C.S. Lewis

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

“When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
― C.S. Lewis quotes

“I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.”
― C.S. Lewis

“I became my own only when I gave myself to Another.”
― C.S. Lewis

“The very man who has argued you down will sometimes be found, years later, to have been influenced by what you said.”
― C.S. Lewis quotes

“Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself.”
― C.S. Lewis

“You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.”
― C.S. Lewis

“I wrote the books I should have liked to read. That’s always been my reason for writing. People won’t write the books I want, so I have to do it for myself.”
― C.S. Lewis

“Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.”
― C.S. Lewis quotes

“Nothing is yet in its true form.”
― C.S. Lewis

“A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered.”
― C.S. Lewis

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
― C.S. Lewis

“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

“God will look to every soul like its first love because He is its first love.”
― C.S. Lewis

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

“When they have really learned to love their neighbors as themselves, they will be allowed to love themselves as their neighbors.”
― C.S. Lewis

“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

“Each thing, from the single grain of Dust to the strongest eldil, is the end and the final cause of all creation and the mirror in which the beam of His brightness comes to rest and so returns to Him. Blessed be He!”
― 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 quotes

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”
― C.S. Lewis

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

“Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.”
― C.S. Lewis

“We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”
― C.S. Lewis quotes

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  1. Hello Alex! Thanks for being the first person to like my very first post on my new blog Shaista’s Books

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  2. Alex, thanks for following my blog. Yours feeds my love of words, especially in quotes and poetry.

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  3. One of my favorite authors! “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” My sentiments …. except for me it’s coffee. Thanks for highlighting him.

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  5. I was going to say “I really liked this quote”, but then as I kept going down the page, there were just too many. I personally think The Screwtape Letters is one of his best. Opened my eyes to a lot of new ideas.

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    1. Yes it’s a joy for me 🙂 I love to read and share these great works of great men and women 🙂

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  6. Very Inspiring Bog indeed. We always need to share the great works. 🙂 – Sagarika

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  7. I’m going to go tell my friend that last one; she is beginning to wonder what the point of all this is.

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  8. C.S. Lewis has always been an inspiration to me. Thanks for posting! And thank you for finding and following my blog!

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  9. Thanks for sharing these wonderful quotes.

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  10. Thanks for the follow. Came to browse and stumbled across this page. Love CS Lewis and enjoyed this collection of his quotes.

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  11. I absolutely love C.S. Lewis. I’m actually in the middle of The Magician’s Nephew (again). 🙂

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  12. I love this post. C.S. Lewis is such an inspiration. I absolutely love him. Thank you for sharing. I would like to reblog this post. Would that be ok with you?

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  13. What a great compilation! I love C S Lewis, so deep! Wanted to reblog this so more folks could enjoy it, but that doesn’t seem an option? (no reblog or like buttons)

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  14. Thanks. Love this post, and I’m looking forward to reading many more. My grandson and I share a love of inspirational quotes, and I want to tell him about this site.

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  15. Thank you for stopping by mine. I’m so happy I attracted such a positive blog. I love the C.S. Lewis quotes too, especially since they’re so grounded in his Christian faith 🙂

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  16. “I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.”
    ― C.S. Lewis
    No truer words spoken.
    Thanks for following my blog!

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  17. Thank you for the following! Wonderful post about C. S. Lewis. He was an amazing person as well as an outstanding author – one of my favorites.

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  18. I love C. S. Lewis and I love these quotes! How wonderful to compile such a collection that lifts the spirit. Thank you. Many thanks also for taking the time to check out and follow my blog.

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  19. Lewis is one of my favourite not Italian authors; obviously the title of my blog is inspired to a Lewis’ poem…

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