C.S Lewis

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.

The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That's the deal.

Acceptance Happiness Loss

If war is ever lawful, then peace is sometimes sinful.

Ethics Justice Morality

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.

Friendship Memories Music

If no set of moral ideas were truer or better than any other, there would be no sense in preferring civilized morality to savage morality.

Civilization Morality Society

The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.

Friendship Wisdom

Men became scientific because they expected Law in Nature, and they expected Law in Nature because they believed in a Legislator.

Beliefs Laws Nature

What we learn from experience depends on the kind of philosophy we bring to experience.

Experience Learning Philosophy

You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

Actions Growth Improvement

When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.

Courage Leadership

The very idea of freedom presupposes some objective moral law which overarches rulers and ruled alike.

Freedom Laws Morality

The greatest evils in the world will not be carried out by men with guns, but by men in suits sitting behind desks.

Corruption Leadership Politics

Once people stop believing in God, the problem is not that they will believe in nothing; rather, the problem is that they will believe anything.

Beliefs Religion Skepticism

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth of falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.

Beliefs Death Life

We’re not creatures that need improvement, we’re rebels that need to lay down their arms.

Acceptance Improvement Peace

God is not deceived by the externals.

Beliefs Faith Morality

Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose.

Happiness Loss

If Christianity was something we were making up, of course we could make it easier. But it isn't.

Beliefs Faith Philosophy

Friendship is unnecessary, it has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

Friendship Survival

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken.