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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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"Dualism is a truncated metaphysic." Theology 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world." Theology 4.6 avg (11 votes)
"The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not." Theology 4.7 avg (9 votes)
"In any fairly large and talkative community such as a university there is always the danger that those who think alike should gravitate together where they will henceforth encounter opposition only in the emasculated form of rumour that the outsiders say thus and thus. The absent are easily refuted, complacent dogmatism thrives, and differences of opinion are embittered by the group hostility. Each group hears not the best, but the worst, that the other group can say." Thinking 4.4 avg (7 votes)
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is." Time 4.7 avg (14 votes)
"This moment contains all moments." Time 4.5 avg (12 votes)
"All that is not eternal is eternally out of date." Time 4.4 avg (10 votes)
"If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair." Truth & Lies 4.1 avg (18 votes)
"Perfect humility dispenses with modesty." Virtue 4.5 avg (6 votes)
"Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment." Virtue 4.5 avg (6 votes)
"It is only our bad temper that we put down to being tired or worried or hungry; we put our good temper down to ourselves." Virtue 4.0 avg (2 votes)
"It still remains true that no justification of virtue will enable a man to be virtuous." Virtue 4.7 avg (3 votes)
"It is in their 'good' characters that novelists make, unawares, the most shocking self-revelations." Writing 4.7 avg (7 votes)
"Don't say it was 'delightful'; make us say 'delightful' when we've read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers 'Please, will you do the job for me?'" Writing 4.7 avg (7 votes)
"Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say 'infinitely' when you mean 'very'; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite." Writing 4.8 avg (8 votes)

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