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C.S. Lewis Quotes

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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
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#Age And Aging #Quote of the Day #Motivational

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If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a 'wandering to find home,'' why should we not look forward to the arrival?
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#Death

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To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.
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#Advice

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Let's pray that the human race never escapes from Earth to spread its iniquity elsewhere.
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#Earth

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God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain
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#Ability

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God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.
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#God #Pleasure

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Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.
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#Belief

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Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.
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#Age And Aging

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What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what kind of a person you are
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#Character

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I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.
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#Giving

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You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile.
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#American Actor

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Many things--such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly--are done worst when we try hardest to do them.
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#Behavior

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We are all fallen creatures and all very hard to live with
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#Cooperation

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A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is.... A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in.
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#People

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Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
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#Advice

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Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
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#Art

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Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained
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#Affection

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Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time.
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#History

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The safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts
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#Christianity

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It is only our bad temper that we put down to being tired or worried or hungry; we put our good temper down to ourselves
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#Temper

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The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
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#Education

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No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
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#Fear #Grief

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You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me
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#Books And Reading

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If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.
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#Heaven #Christian

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Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
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#Christianity