C.S. Lewis

Whether they were heroes, poets, scholars, or leaders, the brightest minds in human history have thought and written about values and their meanings. Here are some inspirational quotes by C.S. Lewis.

courage

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at its testing point.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

friendship

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

friendship

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You, too? I thought I was the only one.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

learning

“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

live life

“Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it, just live it.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

friendship

“Friendship is the greatest of worldly goods. Certainly to me it is the chief happiness of life. If I had to give a piece of advice to a young man about a place to live, I think I should say, 'Sacrifice almost everything to live where you can be near your friends.' I know I am very fortunate in that respect”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

courage

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

spread your wings

“Human culture has always had to exist under the shadow of something infinitely more important than itself. If men had postponed the search for knowledge and beauty until they were secure, the search would never have begun.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

friendship

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

optimism

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

live your dreams

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

overcoming

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

optimism

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar

overcoming

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963);
Writer, Theologian, Scholar