Favorite C.S. Lewis Quotes

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

C. S. Lewis is one of my heroes of the Christian faith, and he may be one of yours too. C. S. Lewis is an inspiration to all who have read his books. As children, many of us were introduced to his Chronicles of Narnia series. As adults, we read and reread his insightful works about the Christian faith. In my books, many of his quotes are underlined and bolded. They are wisdom-filled gems, words to live by.

I’d like to share 10 of my favorite C.S. Lewis quotes with you.

  1. 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.
  2. Don’t shine so that others can see you. Shine so that through you, others can see HIM.
  3. Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.
  4. If nothing in this world satisfies me, perhaps it is because I was made for another world.
  5. Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.
  6. The fact that our heart yearns for something Earth can’t supply is proof that Heaven must be our home.
  7. If you live for the next world, you get this one in the deal; but if you live only for this world, you lose them both.
  8. Those who do not think about their own sins make up for it by thinking incessantly about the sins of others.
    God gives His gifts where He finds the vessel empty enough to receive them.
  9. We all agree that forgiveness is a beautiful idea until we have to practice it.
  10. Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.
  11. On the back of Satan’s neck is a nail scarred footprint.

Do you have a favorite C.S. Lewis quote or book? Share it with us.




DiAnn’s Library Corner

Library Tip: C.S. Lewis wrote fiction and nonfiction for children and adults. Do you have a display of his works?


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