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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. You find out the strength of the German army by fighting against it, not by giving in. You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. ~ C.S. Lewis

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“Atheists express their rage against God although in their view He does not exist.” – C.S. Lewis

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Prayer in the sense of petition, asking for things, is a small part of it; confession and penitence are its threshold, adoration its sanctuary, the presence and vision and enjoyment of God its bread and wine.” ** — C.S. Lewis

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“The right direction leads not only to peace but to knowledge.” ~ © C. S. Lewis  –  (A Year with C. S. Lewis)

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“Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer.
If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.” 
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

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“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”  ~ C.S. Lewis

“Is any pleasure on earth as great as a circle of Christian friends by a good fire?”  ~ C.S. Lewis

“The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.”  ~ C.S. Lewis

 

We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory will swell when again touched as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature. ~Abraham Lincoln

 

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.” – C.S. Lewis

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