Clive Staples Lewis was also known as C.S.Lewis or simply “Jack” to his friends. He was a novelist, poet, academic, lay theologian and Christian apologist. He is now famous both for his work as a Christian apologist and his novels that transcend time. He wrote series such as “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “The Space Trilogy” or “The Screwtape Letters”. Clive Staples Lewis was also a member of the literary group called “The Inklings.” Many consider him the founder of this group. His works have been translated in more than 30 languages. It comes as no surprise to find that all of his works are filled with important pieces of wisdom.
Below you can discover several of Clive Staples Lewis’ most famous quotes.
I completely agree with these words. One of the most important characteristics of mankind is imagination and the ability to use it to achieve one’s dream. If we are not happy with our current road in life, if it does not lead us where it should, then it is time to change it. Better to try and try again until we succeed, than to live a life that is unsatisfying.
Experience is what makes life. It teaches us how to do things and shows us where we are wrong. Sometimes, in order to achieve it, we face hard times and are mocked for our efforts. Other times is seems like it’s impossible to go forward. If we struggle and persevere, in the end it will be worth it.
Courage is that virtue that rears its head when we face difficult situations. I agree with Clive Staples Lewis that courage is actually the way our other virtues manifest themselves when we are tested. If we are brave, then we are able to rely on other qualities like altruism, kindness and loyalty to do the right thing. If not, then we will shed all that’s good and choose the coward’s way out.
This is another inspiring quote. Usually, when we seek an answer, we do not want to hear the truth. Actually we want to hear something that will make us feel better. This comfort cannot last long. In the end it will be like we are engulfed in a bubble. Once it breaks we fall and hurt ourselves even worse. Instead, if we learn the truth, although painful at first, in the long run it will make us feel better.
What is your favorite quote by Clive Staples Lewis?
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