"All that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy."
— C. S. Lewis (via shesaloverofchrist)
"A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell."
— 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
"Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominably and does not seem to make any sense. What on earth is He up to? The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of - throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers, making courtyards. You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage: but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself."
— C. S. Lewis
"If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more."
— C. S. Lewis
"If you are really a product of a materialistic universe, how is it that you don’t feel at home there?"
— C. S. Lewis
"In those days a boy on the classical side officially did almost nothing but classics. I think this was wise; the greatest service we can to education today is to teach few subjects. No one has time to do more than a very few things well before he is twenty, and when we force a boy to be a mediocrity in a dozen subjects we destroy his standards, perhaps for life."
— C. S. Lewis
"When you are arguing against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all."
— C. S. Lewis