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C.S. Lewis
Nov 29, 1898 - Nov 22, 1963
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Nationlity: British nationals

C.S. Lewis

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English literary scholar

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"Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it." Christianity 4.3 avg (29 votes)
"Be sure that the ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery to Him; and one day they will no longer be a mystery to you." Christianity 4.6 avg (7 votes)
"'You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,' said Aslan. 'And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor in earth.'" Christianity 4.4 avg (73 votes)
"If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this." Christianity 4.3 avg (15 votes)
"Unless Christianity is wholly false, the perception of ourselves which we have in moments of shame must be the only true one." Christianity 4.0 avg (8 votes)
"Heaven offers nothing that a mercenary soul can desire." Christianity 3.7 avg (3 votes)
"Unless the religious claims of the Bible are again acknowledged, its literary claims will, I think, be given only 'mouth honour' and that decreasingly." Christianity 4.0 avg (5 votes)
"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point." Courage 4.5 avg (16 votes)
"A great many of those who 'debunk' traditional...values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process." Debate 4.0 avg (22 votes)
"The absent are easily refuted." Debate 3.5 avg (8 votes)
"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil." Education, Morality 4.2 avg (21 votes)
"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." Education 4.7 avg (14 votes)
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn. My God do you learn." Experience 4.5 avg (19 votes)
"Experience proves this, or that, or nothing, according to the preconceptions we bring to it." Experience 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"If one is only to talk from first-hand experience, conversation would be a very poor business." Experience 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement." Failure 4.2 avg (5 votes)
"Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason once accepted, despite your changing moods." Faith 4.5 avg (33 votes)
"The very idea of freedom presupposes some objective moral law which overarches rulers and ruled alike. Subjectivism about values is eternally incompatible with democracy. We and our rulers are of one kind only so long as we are subject to one law. But if there is no Law of Nature, the ethos of any society is the creation of its rulers, educators and conditioners; and every creator stands above and outside his own creation." Freedom 4.8 avg (12 votes)
"Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities." Friendship 4.8 avg (10 votes)
"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one!'" Friendship 4.7 avg (25 votes)

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