"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."C. S. Lewis on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."C. S. Lewis on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."C. S. Lewis on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."C. S. Lewis on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."C. S. Lewis on Abraham Lincoln
"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."