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Top Ten C.S. Lewis Quotes

as compiled by tothesource.org

#10. “Regarding the debate about faith and works: It’s like asking which blade in a pair of scissors is most important.”

#9. “Man’s conquest of Nature turns out, in the moment of its comumnation, to be Nature’s conquest of Man.”

#8. “A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere – ‘Bibles laid open, millions of surprises,’ as Herbert says, ‘fine nets and stratagems.’ God is, if I may say it, very unscrupulous.”

#7. “We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.”

#6. “Now is or chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It won’t last forever. We must take it or leave it”

#5. “Human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and can’t really get rid of it.”

#4. “Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free-wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself.”

#3. “Then he [Asland, the Lion] isn’t safe?’ said Lucy. ‘Safe?; said Mr. Beaver; ‘don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good.”

#2. “If the solar system was brought about by an accidental collision, then the appearance of organic life on this planet was also n accident, and the whole evolution of Man was an accident too. If so, then all our present thoughts are mere accidents – the accidental by-product of the movement of atoms. And this holds for the thought s of the materialists and astronomers as well as for anyone else’s. But if their thoughts – i.e., if Materialism and Astronomy – are merely accidental by-products, why should we believe them to be true? I see no reason for believing that one accident should be able to give me a correct account of all the other accidents. It’s like expecting that the accidental shape taken by the splash when you upset a milk jug should give you a correct account of how th jug was made and why it was upset.”

And the #1 quote is…”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.”

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