Weekend Wisdom

Let’s put on our thinking caps and hear from the late, great C.S. Lewis today.  This man knew how to generate profound quotes, didn’t he?  If you really want to blow your mind, spend a little time in this book.

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

–Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.

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

–I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

–If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.

–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.

–It’s so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.

–Let’s pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.

–Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey ‘people.’ People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war… Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.

6 thoughts on “Weekend Wisdom

  1. Jenn B says:

    I agree, C.S. Lewis generated some thought-provoking quotes. I will have to check out that book to add to my collection. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Becky says:

    Thanks for sharing. I hadn’t heard of that book. My boys have quotes from the Chronicles of Narnia painted on their bedroom wall. We love him.

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