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The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.

A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.
Mere Christianity

For the first time I examined myself with a seriously practical purpose. And there I found what appalled me: a zoo of lusts, a bedlam of ambitions, a nursery of fears, a harem of fondled hatreds.

Children are not a distraction for more important work. They are the most important work.

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

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a 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.

This is one of the miracles of love: it gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

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

The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.

Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.

With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere.

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

What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.

An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.

You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.
A Canticle for Leibowitz

Friendship... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself..."
The Four Loves

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

But one of the worst results of being a slave and being forced to do things is that when there is no one to force you any more, you find you have almost lost the power of forcing yourself.
The Horse and His Boy

Forgiving and being forgiven are two names for the same thing. The important thing is that a discord has been resolved.

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing.
At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says. Or perhaps, hard to want to take it in. It is so uninteresting. Yet I want the others to be about me. I dread the moments when the house is empty. If only they would talk to one another and not to me.
A Grief Observed

You are guilty of no evil, Ransom of Thulcandra, except a little fearfulness. For that, the journey you go on is your pain, and perhaps your cure: for you must be either mad or brave before it is ended.
Out of the Silent Planet

Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.
The Screwtape Letters

The higher the stakes, the greater the temptation to lose your temper.

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