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Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

C. S. Lewis

If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.

Lewis Carroll

The trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.

C. S. Lewis

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.

C. S. Lewis

For I do not believe God means us thus to divide life into two halves - to wear a grave face on Sunday, and to think it out-of-place to even so much as mention Him on a week-day. Do you think He cares to see only kneeling figures and to hear only tones of prayer - and that He does not also love to see the lambs leaping in the sunlight, and to hear the merry voices of the children, as they roll amoung the hay? Surely their innocent laughter is as sweet in His ears as the grandest anthem that ever rolled up from the "dim religious light" of some solemn cathedral?

Lewis Carroll

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.

Lewis Grizzard

I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of "Admin." The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid "dens of crime" that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.

C. S. Lewis

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.

C. S. Lewis

Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good.

C. S. Lewis

The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, "The trouble with this country is...."

Sinclair Lewis

Surely your gladness need not be the less for the thought that you will one day see a brighter dawn than this - when lovelier sights will meet your eyes than any waving trees or rippling waters - when angel-hands shall undraw your curtains, and sweeter tones than ever loving Mother breathed shall wake you to a new and glorious day - and when all the sadness, and the sin, that darkened life on this little earth, shall be forgotten like the dreams of a night that is past!

Lewis Carroll

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

C. S. Lewis

Every poem can be considered in two ways--as what the poet has to say, and as a thing which he makes.

C. S. Lewis

It is one of the great secrets of life that those things which are most worth doing, we do for others.

Lewis Carroll

Everything has got a moral if you can only find it.

Lewis Carroll

You only live once -- but if you work it right, once is enough.

Joe E. Lewis

Be what you would seem to be -- or, if you'd like it put more simply -- Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.

Lewis Carroll

You don't have to be anti-man to be pro-woman.

Jane Galvin Lewis

I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.

Joe Lewis

"I've had nothing yet", Alice replied in an offended tone: "so I ca'n't take more." "You mean you ca'n't take *less*. It's very easy to take *more* than nothing."

the Mad Hatter's response to Alice (Lewis Carroll)

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.

C. S. Lewis

Badness is only spoiled goodness.

C. S. Lewis

Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them.

Lewis Mumford

Life is like a dogsled race--if you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

Lewis Grizzard

How to Raise your I.Q. by Eating Gifted Children

Lewis B. Frumkes
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