C. S. Lewis
It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
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.
What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.
How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
Humans are amphibians – half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.
Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.
Let’s pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.
Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.
A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading.
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.
Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.
This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.