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C.S. Lewis
Nov 29, 1898 - Nov 22, 1963
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C.S. Lewis

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"Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst." Religion 4.7 avg (25 votes)
"Talk to me about the truth of religion and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand." Religion 4.8 avg (17 votes)
"Regarding the debate about faith and works: Itís like asking which blade in a pair of scissors is most important." Religion 4.5 avg (21 votes)
"If these holy places, things, and days cease to remind us, if they obliterate our awareness that all ground is holy and every bush (could we but perceive it) a Burning Bush, then the hallows begin to do harm. Hence both the necessity, and the perennial danger, of 'religion.'" Religion 4.0 avg (2 votes)
"The gap between those who worship different gods is not so wide as the gap between those who worship and those who don't." Religion 4.2 avg (13 votes)
"No doubt those who really founded modern science were usually those whose love of truth exceeded their love of power." Science 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"For the wise men of old the cardinal problem had been how to conform the soul to reality. For magic and applied science alike the problem is how to subdue reality to the wishes of men." Science 4.0 avg (5 votes)
"Man's conquest of Nature turns out, in the moment of its consummation, to be Nature's conquest of Man." Science 4.7 avg (6 votes)
"If the solar system was brought about by an accidental collision, then the appearance of organic life on this planet was also an accident, and the whole evolution of Man was an accident too. If so, then all our present thoughts are mere accidents - the accidental by-product of the movement of atoms. And this holds for the thoughts of the materialists and astronomers as well as for anyone else's. But if their thoughts - i.e., of Materialism and Astronomy - are merely accidental by-products, why should we believe them to be true? I see no reason for believing that one accident should be able to give me a correct account of all the other accidents. It's like expecting that the accidental shape taken by the splash when you upset a milk-jug should give you a correct account of how the jug was made and why it was upset." Science 4.3 avg (37 votes)
"We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive." Success 4.5 avg (12 votes)
"Who will take medicine unless he knows he is in the grip of disease?" Theology 4.3 avg (16 votes)
"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." Theology 4.5 avg (11 votes)
"Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth thrown in. Aim at Earth and you get neither." Theology 4.6 avg (27 votes)
"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad." Theology 4.4 avg (9 votes)
"Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see." Theology 4.8 avg (8 votes)
"You don't have a Soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." Theology 4.9 avg (169 votes)
"If we will not learn to eat the only food that the universe grows...then we must starve eternally." Theology 4.3 avg (4 votes)
"If you are really a product of a materialistic universe, how is it that you don't feel at home there?" Theology 4.2 avg (5 votes)
"Other than heaven, the only place where one's heart is completely safe from the dangers of love is hell." Theology 4.9 avg (8 votes)
"There is wishful thinking in Hell as well as on Earth." Theology 4.4 avg (7 votes)

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