Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing has yet been done…
C. S. Lewis
You cannot make men good by law: and without good men you cannot have a good society. That is why we must go on to think of the second thing: of morality inside the individual.
Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith. I don't agree at all. They are afflictions, not sins.
If you asked twenty good men today what they thought the highest of the virtues, nineteen of them would reply, Unselfishness. But if you had asked almost any of the great Christians of old, he would have replied, Love.
If flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom, that is not because they are too solid, too gross, too distinct, too illustrious with being. They are too flimsy, too transitory, too phantasmal.
Eustace stood with his heart beating terribly, hoping and hoping that he would be brave.
But never that. Never in all worlds, that. God can make good use of all that happens. But the loss is real.
No interviews without appointments except between nine and ten PM on the second Saturdays.
Life is about timing.
Aim at Heaven and you will get earth ‘thrown in': aim at earth and you will get neither.
People who know a lot of the same things can hardly help talking about them.
Everything becomes more and more itself. Here is joy that cannot be shaken. Our light can swallow up your darkness; but your darkness cannot now infect our light.