C.S. Lewis Quotes

There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.
“There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.”
Courage, dear heart.
“Courage, dear heart.”
Nothing is yet in its true form.
“Nothing is yet in its true form.”
We are what we believe we are.
“We are what we believe we are.”
You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.
“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.”
Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.
“Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.”
Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say "My tooth is aching" than to say "My heart is broken".
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say "My tooth is aching" than to say "My heart is broken".”
The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.
“The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.”
Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself.
“Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself.”
We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to.
“We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to.”
Humility, after the first shock, is a cheerful virtue.
“Humility, after the first shock, is a cheerful virtue.”
Many things ? such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly ? are done worst when we try hardest to do them.
“Many things ? such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly ? are done worst when we try hardest to do them.”
Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.
“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.”
A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.
“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”
Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man... It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.
“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man... It is the comparison that makes you proud: the pleasure of being above the rest. Once the element of competition is gone, pride is gone.”
No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.
“No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.”
The death of a beloved is an amputation.
“The death of a beloved is an amputation.”
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
“Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.”
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.
“Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.”
Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less.”
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”
The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”
Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.
“Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.”
You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.
“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.”
Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
“You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.
“You are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream.”
All shall be done, but it may be harder than you think.
“All shall be done, but it may be harder than you think.”
If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.
“If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.”
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”