30 Motivational C.S. Lewis Quotes That Can Change Your Life

Renowned British writer, C.S. Lewis, wore many hats – he was an esteemed novelist, an insightful literary critic, a brilliant academic, and an influential Christian apologist. Let’s delve into the exceptional C.S. Lewis quotes that continue to touch hearts and provoke thought.

Lewis used to highlight the biggest reality of life that people should not trust or rely on anyone for their happiness and peace because real happiness lies within them and all they have to do is to explore and experience it. C.S. Lewis quotes give new spirit and realization that it’s the responsibility of people to make their lives better because no one would work for others without any benefit. They do not have to rely on anyone for their success. Every person has to make efforts on his/her own and work hard to get the position he/she wants.

According to C.S. Lewis quotes, life is too short and people should have to live in the way they want. They should find happiness in every single or minor thing and enjoy moments in the fullest. Another thing that the quotes highlight is a person’s right to dream. Yes, every person should have to dream because it gives courage and motivation to do something different from usual.


Top 10 C.S. Lewis Quotes

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

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2. “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

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

4. “Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.”

5. “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”

6. “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.”

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7. “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.”

8. “Courage, dear heart.”

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

10. “It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.”


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11. “The great thing, if one can, is to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions of one’s ‘own,’ or ‘real’ life. The truth is of course that what one calls the interruptions are precisely one’s real life—the life God is sending one day by day.”

Inspirational C.S Lewis Quotes


12. “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”

13. “You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God. The lawgiver, who can in an instant turn the moon into blood, is present: not as an uncouth barbarian out for what he can get, but as the all-holy one, brooding over the world.”

14. “I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer. Before your face, questions die away. What other answer would suffice?”

15. “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.”

16. “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.”

17. “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.”

18. “We do not want merely to see beauty… we want something else which can hardly be put into words- to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.”

19. “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say.”

20. “A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”

21. “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”

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22. “Some people talk as if meeting the gaze of absolute goodness would be fun. They need to think again. They are still only playing with religion. Goodness is either the great safety or the great danger — according to the way you react to it.”

23. “Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”

24. “Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

25. “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”

26. “The most precious gift that marriage gave me was the constant impact of something very close and intimate yet all the time unmistakably other, resistant — in a word, real.”

27. “What I want to fix your attention on is the vast, overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence – moral, cultural, social, or intellectual.”

28. “The modern world seems to have no notion of preserving different things side by side, of allowing its proper and proportionate place to each, of saving the whole varied heritage of culture. It has no notion except that of simplifying something by destroying nearly everything.”

29. “The value of the myth is that it takes all the things we know and restores to them the rich significance which has been hidden by ‘the veil of familiarity.'”

30. “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is.”

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