Re: [eldil] Quotes from C.S. Lewis
- Thanks Steve. Very good!AJA
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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
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
Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.
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