Mere Christianity Quotes

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C.S. Lewis
“And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

C.S. Lewis
“In the same way a Christian is not a man who never goes wrong, but a man is enabled to repent and pick himself up and begin over again after each stumble--because the Christ-life is inside him, repairing him all the time, enabling him to repeat (in some degree) the kind of voluntary death which Christ Himself carried out." - Mere Christianity”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

C.S. Lewis
“The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.”
C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

C.S. Lewis
“Virtue - even attempted virtue - brings light; indulgence brings fog.”
C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis
“We call a cancer bad, they would say, because it kills a man; but you might just as well call a successful surgeon bad because he kills a cancer.”
C. S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis
“A real desire to believe all the good you can of others and to make others as comfortable as you can will solve most of the problems.”
C. S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis
“The real job of every moral teacher is to keep bringing us back, time after time, to the old simple principles which we are all so anxious not to see; like bringing a horse back and back to the fence it has refused to jump or bringing a child back to a lesson that it wants to shirk.”
C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis
“There is no good trying to be more spiritual than God. God never meant man to be a purely spiritual creature. That is why He uses material things like bread and wine to put the new life into us. We may think this rather crude and unspiritual. God does not: He invented eating. He likes matter. He invented it.”
Clive Staples Lewis

C.S. Lewis
“I am not concerned at present with blame; I am trying to find out truth.”
C. S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis
“But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be.”
C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis
“If anyone would like to acquire humility, I can, I think, tell him the first step. The first step is to realise that one is proud. And a biggish step, too. At least, nothing whatever can be done before it. If you think you are not conceited, it means you are very conceited indeed.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

C.S. 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 with and in the end, despair.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

C.S. Lewis
“Give me all. I don’t want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work. I want You. I have not come to torment your natural self, but to kill it. No half measures are any good. I don’t want to cut off a branch here and a branch there, I want to have the whole tree down. I don’t want to drill the tooth, or crown it, or stop it, but to have it out. Hand over the whole natural self, all the desires which you think innocent as well as the ones you think wicked—the whole outfit. I will give you a new self instead. In fact, I will give you Myself: my own will shall become yours.”
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C.S. Lewis
“Justice means much more than the sort of thing that goes on in law courts.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity