Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A WORD TO THE WISE

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Clive Staples Lewis in 1898.

C S Lewis was the author of many profoundly wise books as well as being the historian and
geographer of Narnia.

Some years ago, I compiled a book of Lewis quotations. If I were ever revising the volume, here are a few more quotes I'd want to include...

Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.

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

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.

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.

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.

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

And from the very human being behind the man of wisdom:

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.