Clive Staples Lewis (1898 – 1963) was a British novelist, poet, and Christian apologist. He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia.
654. Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.
654. True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.
655. If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.
656. No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.
657. Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea until he has something to forgive.
658. What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.
659. We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.
660. The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal.
151. History isn't just the story of bad people doing bad things. It's quite as much a story of people trying to do good things. But somehow, something goes wrong.
152. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
153. We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
154. If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
155. I’m tall, fat, rather bald, red-faced, double-chinned, black-haired, have a deep voice, and wear glasses for reading.