The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.

C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it.

It is when we are doing things together that friendship springs up – painting, sailing ships, praying, philosophizing, and fighting shoulder to shoulder. Friends look in the same direction.

There is no other day. All days are present now. This moment contains all moments.

He will be infinitely merciful to our repeated failures; I know no promise that He will accept a deliberate compromise. For He has, in the last resort, nothing to give us but Himself; and He can give that only insofar as our self-affirming will retires and makes room for Him in our souls.

He who surrenders himself without reservation to the temporal claims of a nation, or a party, or a class is rendering to Caesar that which, of all things, most emphatically belongs to God: himself.

And so for a time it looked as if all the adventures were coming to and end; but that was not to be.

And if we're dead--which I don't deny it might be--well, you got to remember that worse things 'appen at sea and a chap's got to die sometime.

When he was a young man he prayed constantly for chastity; but years later he realized that while his lips had been saying 'Oh Lord, make me chaste,' his heart had been secretly adding, 'But please don't do it just yet.

You might say that when two Christians are following Christ together there is not twice as much Christianity as when they are apart, but sixteen times as much.

That one small noise brought back the old days to the children's minds more than anything that had happened yet. All the battles and hunts and feasts came rushing into their heads together.

Be just and merciful and brave.

But the Christian thinks any good he does comes from the Christ-life inside him. He does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us; just as the roof of a greenhouse does not attract the sun because it is bright, but becomes bright because the sun shines on it.

Mere improvement is not redemption, though redemption always improves people.

Be confident small immortals. You are not the only voice that all things utter, nor is there eternal silence in the places where you cannot come.