CSLewisDaily

C. S. Lewis is one of the most quoted authors on Twitter. On the anniversary of his birthday, Nov. 29, we've decided to celebrate his life by sharing 100 of the top C.S. Lewis quotes.

The most popular account for Lewis on Twitter and Pinterest is CSLewisDaily.

This top 100 list is a compilation of the most retweeted and repinned quotes shared by CSLewisDaily. Each quote is presented as a Pinterest picture in this gallery.

Related article: The 15 best quotes from Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech.

100 Brave
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.”

Source: “On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature” (1966)

99 Joy
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “Joy is the serious business of heaven.”

Source: “Letters to Malcolm” (1964)

98 Honor
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”

Source: “The Abolition of Man” (1943)

97 Goodness
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “There is but one good; that is God. Everything else is good when it looks to Him and bad when it turns from Him.”

Source: “The Great Divorce” (1945)

96 Grief
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”

Source:“A Grief Observed” (1961)

95 Choice
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.”

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

94 Preach
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: Jesus Christ did not say, "Go into all the world and tell the world that it is quite right"

Source: “God In The Dock” (1970)

93 Education
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts."

Source: “The Abolition of Man” (1943)

92 Mothers
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only - and that is to support the ultimate career. "

Source: “Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis” (2006)

91 Interruptions
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one's life.”

Source: “Collected Works of C. S. Lewis” (1994)

90 The Future
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”

Source: “The Screwtape Letters” (1942)

89 Joy
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “I sometimes wonder if all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

88 Free Will
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: There are only two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."

Source: “The Great Divorce” (1945)

87 Vulnerable
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "To love at all is to be vulnerable"

Source: “The Four Loves” (1960)

86 Remember
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.”

Source: “Out of the Silent Planet” (1938)

85 Service
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one."

Source: “Letters to Malcolm” (1964)

84 Sacrifice
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self--all your wishes and precautions--to Christ."

Source: “Mere Christianity" (1952)

83 Good vs. Bad
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.”

Source: “Mere Christianity”

82 Change
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different...”

Source: “Prince Caspian” (1951)

81 Behavior
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world."

Source: “Mere Christianity" (1952)

80 Conceit
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed."

Source: “Mere Christianity" (1952)

79 Love
@CSLewisDaily

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

Source: “God In The Dock” (1970)

78 Mirrors
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us."

Source: “The Four Loves” (1960)

77 Wants
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “All get what they want; they do not always like it.”

Source: “The Magician's Nephew” (1955)

76 Reality
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "[Reality] is not neat, not obvious, not what you expect."

Source: “Mere Christianity”

75 Pure in Heart
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to.”

Source: “The Problem of Pain”
(1940)

74 Fidelity
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Being in love" first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise.

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

73 Narnia
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.”

Source: “The Last Battle” (1956)

72 Truth
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth."

Source: “C.S. Lewis: An examined life” (2007)

71 Family
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "The sun looks down on nothing half so good as a household laughing together over a meal."

Source: “The Weight of Glory” (1949)

70 Forgiveness
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Forgiveness does not mean excusing"

Source: “Fern Seed and Elephants” (1967)

69 Love
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness."

Source: “The Problem of Pain”
(1940)

68 Miracles
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.”

Source: “God In The Dock” (1970)

67 Aslan
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”

Source:“The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" (1952)

66 Peace
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

65 Give
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “Nothing you have not given away will ever really be yours.”

Source:“Mere Christianity” (1952)

64 Beauty
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "We do not want merely to see beauty . . . We want something else which can hardly be put into words - to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it."

Source:“Transposition and Other Addresses” (1949)

63 Dependent
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God."

Source:“Mere Christianity” (1952)

62 Perspective
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.”

Source: “The Magician's Nephew” (1955)

61 Warning!
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Readers are advised to remember that the devil is a liar."

Source: “The Screwtape Letters” (1942)

60 Temptation
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good."

Source:“Mere Christianity” (1952)

59 Friends
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.”

Source: “The Four Loves” (1960)

58 Clean and Bright
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “The instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man's self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred”


Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

57 Compliment
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "It is not out of compliment that lovers keep on telling one another how beautiful they are; the delight is incomplete till it is expressed"

Source: “Reflections on the Psalms” (1964)

56 God's Glory
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.”

Source: “The Problem of Pain” (1940)

55 Better Things Ahead
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

Source: “Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis” (2006)

54 The Door
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.”

Source: “The Weight of Glory” (1949)

53 Friendship
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”

Source: “The Problem of Pain”
(1940)

52 The Future
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “The Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.”

Source: “The Screwtape Letters” (1942)

51 Desire
@CSLewisDaily

Quote :“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.”

Source: “Mere Christianity”

50 God speaks
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains; it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world."

Source: “The Problem of Pain” (1940)

49 Silence
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.”

Source: “Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis” (2006)

48 You
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "When Christ died, he died for you individually just as much as if you had been the only person in the world."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

47 Excuses
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people's, we do not accept them easily enough."

Source: “The Weight of Glory” (1949)

46 Forgiving ourselves
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "If God forgives us we must forgive ourselves otherwise its like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than him."

Source: “Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis” (2006)

45 Treasures
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "All these toys were never intended to possess my heart. My true good is in another world, and my only real treasure is Christ."

Source: “The Problem of Pain” (1940)

44 Blessings
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place."

Source: “Yours, Jack: Spiritual Direction from C.S. Lewis” (2008)

43 Father of Lights
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "No good work is done anywhere without aid from the Father of Lights."

Source: “Reflections on the Psalms” (1964)

42 Pain
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain."

Source: “Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis” (2006)

41 Presence of God
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with him. He walks everywhere incognito."

Source: “Letters to Malcolm” (1964)

40 Walking
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "To walk out of his will is to walk into nowhere."

Source: “Perelandra” (1946)

39 Despair
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Faith in Christ is the only thing to save you from despair."

Source: “The Joyful Christian” (1977)

38 Bad men
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Of all the bad men, religious bad men are the worst."

Source: “Reflections on the Psalms” (1964)

Pinterest link

37 Roads
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness."

Source: “The Pilgrim’s Regress” (1933)

36 Reliance
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done."

Source: “Collected Letters of C. S. Lewis” (2006)

35 Fairy tales
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again."

Source: “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (1950)

34 Prayers
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "If God had granted all the silly prayers I've made in my life, where should I be now?"

Source: “Letters to Malcolm” (1964)

33 A lovely idea
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

32 A stable
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world."

Source: “The Last Battle” (1956)

31 Love
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Though our feelings come and go, his love for us does not."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

30 Success
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God."

Source: “Yours, Jack: Spiritual Direction from C.S. Lewis” (2008)

29 Faith
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

28 Becoming a Christian
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "If you're thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you, you're embarking on something, which will take the whole of you."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

27 Choices
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Now is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It won't last forever. We must take it or leave it."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

26 Help
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "You must ask for God's help. ... After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

25 Aim
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."

Source: "Mere Christianity" (1952)

24 Free will
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

23 Alive
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "When all the suns and nebulae have passed away, each one of you will still be alive."

Source: “The Weight of Glory” (1949)

22 Arguing
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "When you are arguing against God you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

21 The best
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "We're not doubting that God will do the best for us; we're wondering how painful the best will turn out to be."

Source: “Letters of C. S. Lewis” (1966)

20 Infinite attention
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "God has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. You are as much alone with him as if you were the only being he had ever created."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

19 Happiness and peace
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

18 Parachute
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "We regard God as an airman regards his parachute; it's there for emergencies, but he hopes he'll never have to use it."

Source: “The Problem of Pain” (1940)

17 Desire
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "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."

Source: “Mere Christianity”
(1952)

16 Crucifixion
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "It cost God nothing, so far as we know, to create nice things: but to convert rebellious wills cost him crucifixion."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

15 The heart
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it."

Source: “The Abolition of Man” (1943)

14 Goals and dreams
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

Source: “Chicken Soup for the Soul" (1993)

13 Trust
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "There would be no sense in saying you trusted Jesus if you would not take his advice."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

12 Needs
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "God intends to give us what we need, not what we now think we want."

Source: “The Problem of Pain” (1940)

11 Human history
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy."

Source:“Mere Christianity” (1952)

10 Neighbors
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Do not waste time bothering whether you 'love' your neighbor; act as if you do, and you will presently come to love him."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

9 Low points
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way."

Source: “The Problem of Pain”
(1940)

8 Importance of Christianity
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Christianity, if false, is of no importance and, if true, is of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important."

Source: “God In The Dock” (1970)

7 Pride
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man."

Source: “Mere Christianity” (1952)

6 Religion
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity."

Source: “God In The Dock” (1970)

5 Humility
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less."

Source: “Mere Christianity" (1952)

4 Forgiveness
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."

Source: “Essays on Forgiveness” (1960)

3 The Son of God
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God."

Source: “Mere Christianity”

2 Happiness
@CSLewisDaily

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

Source: “The Four Loves” (1960)

1 Christianity
@CSLewisDaily

Quote: "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."

Source: “Is Theology Poetry” (1945)