"Long before history began we men have got together apart from the women and done things. We had time."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."C. S. Lewis on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."C. S. Lewis on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."C. S. Lewis on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."C. S. Lewis on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."C. S. Lewis on Thomas Jefferson
"How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete."
"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value rather it is one of those things that give value to survival."
"Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it."
"Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult."
"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad."