C.S. Lewis Quotes

While I’ve never been able to read Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis cover to cover (my failing, not C.S. Lewis’s), I have great respect and appreciation for his thoughtful writing.

Not sure I could pick a top 3 from this list.

There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’

I have found a desire within myself that no experience in this world can satisfy; the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.

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.

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.

We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.

About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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