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.
1. Happiness is within
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.