» Add Quotes to Your Site - Quote Generatoradd quote of the day, random quotes or by topic (e.g. funny quotes) Quote DB :: Authors :: C.S. Lewis :: View Quote View Quote "Many things--such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly--are done worst when we try hardest to do them." - Copy to Clipboard -- C.S. Lewis Listed in: Miscellaneous Add Quote To Your Quote List Rating: 4.56 Rate Quote 9 votes submitted Your Name: Friend's Email: Top 5 quotes from C.S. Lewis "Reasoning is never, like poetry, judged from the outside at all." "Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief." "Our passions are not too strong, they are too weak. We are far too easily pleased." "God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." "Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable." Top 5 quotes from Miscellaneous "Man still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin." "As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities." "Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt." "There is something going on in time and space, and beyond time and space, which, whether we like it or not, spells duty." "The destiny of man is not measured by material computation. When great forces are on the move in the world, we learn we are spirits--not animals."