Quote by C.S. Lewis : “Do not dare not to”

Do not dare not to dare. – C.S. Lewis

Quote by C.S. Lewis : “The terrible thing the almost”

The terrible thing, the almost impossible thing, is to hand over your whole self–all your wishes and precautions–to Christ. But it is far easier than what we are all trying to do instead. For what we are trying to do is to remain what we call “ourselves,” to keep personal happiness as our great aim […]

Quote by C.S. Lewis : “If my duty to my”

If my duty to my parents is a superstition, then so is my duty to posterity. If justice is a superstition, then so is my duty to my country or my race. If the pursuit of scientific knowledge is a real value, then so is conjugal fidelity. The rebellion of new ideologies against the Tao […]

Quote by C.S. Lewis : “the greatest service we can”

the greatest service we can do to education today is to teach fewer subjects. No one has time to do more than a very few things well before he is twenty, and when we force a boy to be a mediocrity in a dozen subjects, we destroy his standards, perhaps for life. – C.S. Lewis

Quote by C.S. Lewis : “And out of that hopeless”

And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history—money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery—the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy. – C.S. Lewis

Quote by C.S. Lewis : “In our world said Eustace”

In our world,” said Eustace, “a star is a huge ball of flaming gas.”Even in your world, my son, that is not what a star is, but only what it is made of. – C.S. Lewis

Quote by C.S. Lewis : “In those days a boy”

In those days a boy on the classical side officially did almost nothing but classics. I think this was wise; the greatest service we can to education today is to teach few subjects. No one has time to do more than a very few things well before he is twenty, and when we force a […]

Quote by C.S. Lewis : “For every one pupil who”

For every one pupil who needs to be guarded against a weak excess of sensibility there are three who need to be awakened from the slumber of cold vulgarity. The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defence against false sentiments is to inculcate just […]

Quote by C.S. Lewis : “The very power of textbook”

The very power of [textbook writers] depends on the fact that they are dealing with a boy: a boy who thinks he is ‘doing’ his ‘English prep’ and has no notion that ethics, theology, and politics are all at stake. It is not a theory they put into his mind, but an assumption, which ten […]

Quote by C.S. Lewis : “The physical sciences good and”

The physical sciences, good and innocent in themselves, had already… begun to be warped, had been subtly manoeuvred in a certain direction. Despair of objective truth had been increasingly insinuated into the scientists; indifference to it, and a concentration upon mere power, had been the result… The very experiences of the dissecting room and the […]