It might be well over fifty years since the Chronicles of Narnia began to make their way onto the shelves of bookshops and swiftly into the hands of children across the globe, but the writer's popularity and influence is still felt today and I would like to share some of the best quotes by C.S. Lewis that are sure to make you pause for thought.
C.S. Lewis was a novelist, poet, essayist, medieval expert and academic and was great friends with another great novelist of the twentieth century, J.R.R. Tolkien. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages and these best quotes by C.S. Lewis prove he was a wise man indeed.
One of the best quotes by C.S. Lewis is this one about happiness. Our happiness shouldn't depend on the acquisition of material things, although I'm as guilty as the next person of craving that oh so beautiful handbag, which I know will make me oh so happy. However, it does mean that if we lose these things or they lose their lustre, we too will feel disillusioned. This quote reminds us that if the happiness is within, we will always be at peace and we don't have to depend on external influences to determine our inner serenity.
How many of you have thought, I'm just too old for that? Well, listen to the literary great when he says that it's never too late and you're never too old to work towards a goal or dream. As long as you have the capacity to dream, you have the ability to achieve that dream too.
Being humble is key and just because you might be doing the washing up in the office or picking up litter in the street, it doesn't mean you've stooped to new lows in your career. Humility is about always thinking of others and knowing that there are bigger things at work in the universe.
I love those moments where we realise that we are so much more alike than we at first imagined. Sometimes, the ego likes to think we're so unique and that there is no one out there who thinks the same. When these moments arise, we can create bonds with others and appreciate how deep down we are all the same.
If we believe we're nothing, then we project that belief outwards and people will begin to believe it too. However, if we believe we are great and capable of success, we will radiate that and people will believe it. So, believe in the greatness within and it will be so.
Don't think about the past. It's gone. It's done. You can't change it. Simply move on and look ahead because there are greater things ahead of you.
This quote really makes me think and it's true. Sometimes the changes which we're undergoing do not become immediately obvious but we might look back and acknowledge how different things are. Embrace change and accept it because like the flower that buds, blooms, withers and dies, we're all agents of change.
These are just a few of the great quotes by the wonderful writer. Which is your favourite?
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