"What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."C. S. Lewis on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."C. S. Lewis on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."C. S. Lewis on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"C. S. Lewis on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."C. S. Lewis on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."