C.S.Lewis 的經典名言

「主啊,我現在明白了袮為什麼默然不語,祢自己就是答案。在袮面前,人生難題都將消逝遁形。除了袮,還能有什麼答案?!」C.S. Lewis



Why love, if losing hurts so much? I have no answers any more, only the life I’ve lived. Twice in that life I’ve been given the choice, as a boy, and as a man. The boy chose safety. The man chooses suffering. The pain, now, is part of the happiness, then. That’s the deal.(Today’s pain is part of that time’s happyness.)

為什麼要愛呢?失去它是如此的痛苦。這次我真的沒有答案了,我有的僅僅是我曾走過的歲月。我這一生中,被迫做出兩個選擇,一個是小男生的抉擇,一個是男人的抉擇,小男生選擇安全,男人選擇痛苦. 今天的痛苦,是過去快樂的一部份。(現在的痛苦,是過去快樂的代價。)


Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.


A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.


God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn no other way.



There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.



Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.



When we lose one blessing, another is often unexpectedly given in its place.



You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God.



Faith is the art of holding on to things in spite of your changing moods and circumstances.



Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.



Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.



To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to 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.





The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.



If God is Love, He is, by definition something more than mere kindness. And it appears, from all the records, that though He has often rebuked us and condemned us, He has never regarded us with contempt. He has paid us the intolerable compliment of loving us, in the deepest, most tragic, most inexorable sense.



Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.



God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.



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.



A cold, self-righteous prig who goes regularly to church may be far nearer to Hell than a prostitute.



Those that hate goodness are sometimes nearer than those that know nothing at all about it and think they have it.



To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.



The world does not consist of 100 percent Christians and 100 percent non-Christians. There are people (a great many of them) who are slowly ceasing to be Christians but who still call themselves by that name: some of them are clergymen. There are other people who are slowly becoming Christians though they do not yet call themselves so.



Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable.



I didn』t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don』t recommend Christianity.



If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.



If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.



Man is not the centre. God does not exist for the sake of man. Man does not exist for his own sake.



If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.