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Re: [eldil] Quotes from C.S. Lewis

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  • Ahnemann
    Thanks Steve. Very good! AJA Sent from my iPad
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 15, 2012
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      Thanks Steve. Very good!

      Sent from my iPad

      On Jun 15, 2012, at 2:19 AM, Steve Hayes <hayesstw@...> wrote:


      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.

      A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in
      humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an
      infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in
      a state of pride.

      A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his

      Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable
      happiness there is in our lives.

      Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get

      An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.

      Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I
      should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.

      Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite
      importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.

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

      Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean
      "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about
      something really infinite.

      Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more
      clever devil.

      Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.


      Steve Hayes
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