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C. S. Lewis

1898-1963. Clive Staples Lewis. Irish author and scholar. Lewis is known for his work on medieval literature, especially the children’s series entitled The Chronicles of Narnia and his science fiction Space Trilogy.

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I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.

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A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.

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If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a ''wandering to find home,'' why should we not look forward to the arrival?

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The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

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God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.

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

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If, as I can't help suspecting, the dead also feel the pains of separation (and this may be one of their purgatorial sufferings), then for both lovers, and for all pairs of lovers without exception, bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love.

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I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.

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It is hard to have patience with people who say ''There is no death'' or ''Death doesn't matter.'' There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.

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We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told: ''Blessed are they that morn.''

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