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It is a very funny thing that the sleepier you are, the longer you take about getting to bed. - C. S. Lewis

It is a very funny thing that the sleepier you are, the longer you take about getting to bed.

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Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: 'What! You too? I thought that... - C. S. Lewis

Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: 'What! You too? I thought that...

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The more often he feels without acting, the less he will be able ever to act, and, in the long run, the less he will be able to feel.

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The moment you wake up each morning, all your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists in shoving it all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other, larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in.

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The people with very hard problems are understood by God. He knows what wretched machines they are trying to drive. Some day he will fling them away and give those people new ones; then they may astonish everyone, for they learned their driving in a hard school. Some of the last will be first and some of the first will be last.

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The New Testament writers speak as if Christ's achievement in rising from the dead was the first event of its kind in the whole history of the universe. He is the 'first fruits,' the pioneer of life,' He has forced open a door that has been locked since the death of the first man. He has met, fought, and beaten the King of Death. Everything is different because He has done so.

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The rule of the universe is that others can do for us what we cannot do for ourselves, and one can paddle every canoe except one's own.

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The vice I am talking of is Pride or Self-Conceit: and the virtue opposite to it, in Christian morals, is called Humility...According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere flea bites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind.

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The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is the hand over your whole self--all your wishes and precautions--to Christ.

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There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'

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The whole difficulty of understanding Hell is that the thing to be understood is so nearly nothing. - C. S. Lewis

The whole difficulty of understanding Hell is that the thing to be understood is so nearly nothing.

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There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.

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There is something in natural affection which will lead it on to eternal love more easily than natural appetite could be led on. But there's also something in it which makes it easier to stop at the natural level and mistake it for the heavenly. Brass is mistaken for gold more easily than clay is. And if it finally refuses conversion its corruption will be worse than the corruption of what ye call the lower passions. It is a stronger angel, and therefor, when it falls, a fiercer devil.

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There is no good trying to be more spiritual than God. God never meant man to 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.

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This world is a great sculptor%u030Ds shop. We are the statues and there%u030Ds a rumour going around the shop that some of us are someday going to come to life.

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This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.

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To walk out of his will is to walk into nowhere. - C. S. Lewis

To walk out of his will is to walk into nowhere.

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You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C. S. Lewis

You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

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The higher the stakes, the greater the temptation to lose your temper. - C. S. Lewis

The higher the stakes, the greater the temptation to lose your temper.

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Because God created the Natural - invented it out of His love and artistry - it demands our reverence. - C. S. Lewis

Because God created the Natural - invented it out of His love and artistry - it demands our reverence.

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...if all we mean by our love is a craving to be loved, we are in a very deplorable state. - C. S. Lewis

...if all we mean by our love is a craving to be loved, we are in a very deplorable state.

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Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. - C. S. Lewis

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

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And now, what does it all matter? It matters more than anything else in the world. The whole dance, or drama, or pattern of this three-Personal life is to be played out in each one of us: or (putting it the other way round) each one of us has got to enter that pattern, take his place in that dance. There is no other way to the happiness for which we were made.

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All human beings pass away. Do not let your happiness depend on something you may lose. If love is to be a blessing, not a misery, it must be for the only beloved who will never pass away.

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And this is the marvel of marvels; that he called me Beloved. - C. S. Lewis

And this is the marvel of marvels; that he called me Beloved.

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