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C. S. Lewis Quotes

I hope you find these C. S. Lewis Quotes inspiring and motivational.

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

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Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal.
As spirits they belong to the eternal world,
but as animals they inhabit time.
- C. S. Lewis

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.
- C. S. Lewis

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis


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No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
- C. S. Lewis

When we see the face of God
we shall know that we have always known it.
He has been a party to, has made, sustained
and moved moment by moment within,
all our earthly experiences of innocent love.
- C. S. Lewis

The task of the modern educator
is not to cut down jungles,
but to irrigate deserts.
- C.S. Lewis


 

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Your life becomes what you believe.
- Jewel

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can never solve a problem on the level
on which it was created.
- Albert Einstein

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
- Maimonides

As soon as you trust yourself,
you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf.
- Native American Proverb

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
- Ludwig Boerne

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you
that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look further than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
- Khalil Gibran

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

You can't be everything to everyone.
- Bill Cosby

If you do what you've always done,
you'll get what you've always gotten.
- Tony Robbins (quoting Mark Twain)

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

Pride comes in two flavors -
be careful which you choose -
choose honor, not ego.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is like a game of cards.
The hand you are dealt is determinism;
the way you play it is free will.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When angry, count to ten before you speak.
If very angry, count to one hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

You have to learn the rules of the game.
And then you have to play better than anyone else.
- Albert Einstein

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You have to know how to accept rejection, and reject acceptance.
- Ray Bradbury

Let the refining and improving of your own life
keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

"Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
- Lewis Carroll

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

He who angers you conquers you.
- Elizabeth Kenny

Judge your natural character
by what you do in your dreams.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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