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"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me" C.S. Lewis
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Books And Reading   

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"We are all fallen creatures and all very hard to live with" C.S. Lewis
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Cooperation   

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"Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey "people." People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war.... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest...." C.S. Lewis
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Instinct   

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"When things go wrong, you'll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start going right they often go on getting better and better." C.S. Lewis
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"Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man." C.S. Lewis
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"A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is.... A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in." C.S. Lewis
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Addiction   

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"Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later and then you still have to decide what to do." C.S. Lewis
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"An individual Christian may see fit to give up all sorts of things for special reasons - marriage, or meat, or beer, or cinema; but the moment he starts saying the things are bad in themselves, or looking down his nose at other people who do use them, he has taken the wrong turning." C.S. Lewis
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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." C.S. Lewis
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Man    Pride   

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"We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive." C.S. Lewis
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"If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this." C.S. Lewis
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Christian    Heaven   

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"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one" C.S. Lewis
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"I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more." C.S. Lewis
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Communication   

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"Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not." C.S. Lewis
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Belief   

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"This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted." C.S. Lewis
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"You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile." C.S. Lewis
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"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." C.S. Lewis
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"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither." C.S. Lewis
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"If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world" C.S. Lewis
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"Christianity is a world that is a great sculptor's shop. We are the statues and there a rumor going around the shop that some of us are some day going to come to life." C.S. Lewis
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"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." C.S. Lewis
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