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    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, The Four Loves

  • #2
    C.S. Lewis
    “Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”
    C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

  • #3
    C.S. Lewis
    “My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?”
    C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

  • #4
    C.S. Lewis
    “I think each village was meant to feel pity for its own sick and poor whom it can help and I doubt if it is the duty of any private person to fix his mind on ills which he cannot help. This may even become an escape from the works of charity we really can do to those we know. God may call any one of us to respond to some far away problem or support those who have been so called. But we are finite and he will not call us everywhere or to support every worthy cause. And real needs are not far from us.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #5
    C.S. Lewis
    “Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #6
    C.S. Lewis
    “Now we cannot...discover our failure to keep God's law except by trying our very hardest (and then failing). Unless we really try, whatever we say there will always be at the back of our minds the idea that if we try harder next time we shall succeed in being completely good. Thus, in one sense, the road back to God is a road of moral effort, of trying harder and harder. But in another sense it is not trying that is ever going tobring us home. All this trying leads up to the vital moment at which you turn to God and say, "You must do this. I can't.”
    C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

  • #7
    C.S. Lewis
    “For you will certainly carry out God's purpose, however you act, but it makes a difference to you whether you serve like Judas or like John.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

  • #8
    C.S. Lewis
    “Humour is...the all-consoling and...the all-excusing, grace of life.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

  • #9
    C.S. Lewis
    “A woman's heart should be so close to God that a man should have to chase Him to find her.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #10
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers



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