When you feel lost and alone, these C.S. Lewis quotes will help you get back your sense of direction. After all, most of us go through periods in our lives where we feel distanced from the world.
Life has a funny way of throwing us curveballs, some more difficult to deal with than others. Use these quotes as tools to steer yourself back onto the right path.
Profound C.S. Lewis Quotes on Love
#1. “The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.”
#2. “It is easy to acknowledge, but almost impossible to realize for long that we are mirrors whose brightness, if we are bright, is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.”
#3. “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
#4. “Do not let your happiness depend on something you may lose.”
#5. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
#6. “You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.”
#7. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”
#8. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”
#9. “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”
#10. “It is not your business to succeed but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.”
#11. “In our own case, we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough.”
#12. “God intends to give us what we need, not what we now think we want.”
#13. “Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.”
#14. “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good but that God will make us good because He loves us.”
C.S. Lewis Quotes on Love from The Four Loves
#15. “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”
#16. “Appreciative love gazes and holds its breath and is silent, rejoices that such a wonder should exist even if not for him, will not be wholly dejected by losing her, would rather have it so than never to have seen her at all.”
#17. “Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our natural lives.”
#18. “The event of falling in love is of such a nature that we are right to reject as intolerable the idea that it should be transitory. In one high bound, it has overlapped the massive of our selfhood; it has made appetite itself altruistic, tossed personal happiness aside as a triviality and planted the interests of another in the center of our being. Spontaneously and without effort, we have fulfilled the law (toward one person) by loving our neighbors as ourselves. It is an image, a foretaste of what we must become to all if Love Himself rules in us without a rival. It is even (well used) a preparation for that.”
Inspirational C.S. Lewis Quotes on Love and Life
#19. “Friendship arises out of mere Companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden). The typical expression of opening Friendship would be something like, ‘What? You too? I thought I was the only one.’ It is when two such persons discover one another, when, whether with immense difficulties and semi-articulate fumblings or with what would seem to us amazing and elliptical speed, they share their vision — it is then that Friendship is born. And instantly, they stand together in an immense solitude.”
#20. “Once, when I had remarked on the affection quite often found between cat and dog, my friend replied, ‘Yes. But I bet no dog would ever confess it to the other dogs.’”
#21. “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.”
#22. “Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.”
#23. “Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
#24. “We are not living in a world where all roads are radii of a circle and where all, if followed long enough, will, therefore, draw gradually nearer and finally meet at the center, rather in a world where every road, after a few miles, forks into two, and each of those into two again, and at each fork, you must make a decision.”
Whenever in doubt, don’t lose faith. Life is something you should cherish.
These quotes from C.S. Lewis are here to remind you that having faith in God is the best way to overcome any difficulties you may be having. After all, no one loves us more than God, and it’s His love that can make us accomplish miraculous things.
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