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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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"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival." Friendship 4.7 avg (19 votes)
"We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship." Friendship 4.1 avg (16 votes)
"You find out more about God from the Moral Law than from the univerise in general just as you find out more about a man by listening to his conversation than by looking at a house he has built." God, Morality 4.0 avg (23 votes)
"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." God 4.5 avg (32 votes)
"If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning." God 4.5 avg (26 votes)
"If the universe is so on earth did human beings ever come to attribute it to the activity of a wise and good Creator?" God 4.4 avg (5 votes)
"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." God 4.9 avg (36 votes)
"We regard God as an airman regards his parachute; it's there for emergencies but he hopes he'll never have to use it." God 4.4 avg (26 votes)
"God is not proud...He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him." God 4.7 avg (17 votes)
"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." God 4.8 avg (58 votes)
"When you are arguing against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all." God 4.6 avg (47 votes)
"There will be two kinds of people in the end: Those that will say to God 'Thy will be done' and those to whom God will say 'Thy will be done.'" God 4.8 avg (32 votes)
"Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable." God 4.3 avg (13 votes)
"God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing." God 4.4 avg (14 votes)
"Everything except God has some natural superior; everything except unformed matter has some natural inferior." God 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"If God is satisfied with the work, the work may be satisfied with itself." God, Work 4.7 avg (17 votes)
"Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives." Happiness 3.8 avg (4 votes)
"There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes." Happiness 4.1 avg (10 votes)
"The surest way of spoiling a pleasure is to start examining your satisfaction." Happiness 3.9 avg (7 votes)
"Without the aid of trained emotions the intellect is powerless against the animal organism." Intelligence 4.4 avg (14 votes)

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