A C.S. Lewis Eleventary

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.”

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


“The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their consciences.”

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


“You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”

“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.’ All that are in Hell chose it.”

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”

“You cannot make men good by law: and without good men you cannot have a good society.”


“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.”

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.”

“We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”

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