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"A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride."
"Be sure that the ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery to Him; and one day they will no longer be a mystery to you."
"Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it."
"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important."
"Heaven offers nothing that a mercenary soul can desire."
"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."
"I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation."
"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."
"Now is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It won't last forever. We must take it or leave it."
"The Psalmists in telling everyone to praise God are doing what all men do when they speak of what they care about."
"Those who would most scornfully repudiate Christianity as a mere 'opiate of the people' have a contempt for the rich, that is, for all mankind except the poor."
"Unless Christianity is wholly false, the perception of ourselves which we have in moments of shame must be the only true one."
"Unless the religious claims of the Bible are again acknowledged, its literary claims will, I think, be given only 'mouth honour' and that decreasingly."
"'You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,' said Aslan. 'And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor in earth.'"