Favorite Quotes

Favorite Quotes:

"If Christianity is untrue, then no honest man will want to believe it, however helpful it might be; if it is true, every honest man will want to believe it, even if it gives him no help at all."
C. S. Lewis - Essay, Man or Rabbit.

"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." 
C. S. Lewis - Mere Christianity

"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried." Chesterton - Chapter 5, What's Wrong With The World, 1910

"If there were no God, there would be no atheists." 
Chesterton - Where all roads lead, 1922

"The Christian pities men because they are dying, and the Buddhist pities them because they are living. The Christian is sorry for what damages the life of a man; but the Buddhist is sorry for him because he is alive." 
Chesterton - Generally Speaking

"There is only one reason an intelligent person doesn't believe in miracles. He or she believes in materialism." 
Chesterton - St. Francis of Assisi

"There is enough light for those who only desire to see, and enough obscurity for those who have a contrary disposition." 
Blaise Pascal Pensees #430

"God is not merely good, but goodness; goodness is not merely divine, but God."
C. S. Lewis - Christian Reflections, 1943

"A great many of those who 'debunk' traditional...values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process."
C. S. Lewis -The Abolition of Man

"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world."
C. S. Lewis -The Problem of Pain

"Joy is the serious business of Heaven."
C. S. Lewis - Letters to Malcolm

"In coming to understand anything we are rejecting the facts as they are for us in favour of the facts as they are." 
C. S. Lewis - An Experiment in Criticism

"The Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands."
Psalms 19:1

"It is safe to tell the pure in heart that they shall see God, for only the pure in heart want to." 
C. S. Lewis

"If we could sufficiently understand the order of the universe, we should find that it exceeds all the desires of the wisest men, and that it is impossible to make it better than it is, not only as a whole and in general but also for ourselves in particular, if we are attached, as we ought to be, to the Author of all, not only as to the architect and efficient cause of our being, but as to our master and to the final cause, which ought to be the whole aim of our will, and which can alone make our happiness."
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - translated by Robert Latta, The Monadology, 1714

"We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased." 
C. S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory

"One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak."
G. K. Chesterton

"The reason angels can fly is that they take themselves very lightly."
G K Chesterton

"In truth, there are only two kinds of people; those who accept dogma and know it, and those who accept dogma and don't know it."
G K Chesterton

"It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into anything."
G K Chesterton {Saint Thomas Aquinas, Garden City, NY: Doubleday Image, 1933, p. 174}

"If men will not be governed by the Ten Commandments, they shall be governed by the ten thousand commandments."
G. K. Chesterton

"Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance."
G. K Chesterton

"You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it."
Chesterton, The Man Who Was Orthodox, 1963

"The safest road to Hell is the gradual one--the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts."
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) The Screwtape Letters

"The moment you wake up each morning, all your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists in shoving it all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other, larger, stronger, quieter life coming flowing in."
C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

"A man's real belief is that which he lives by. What a man believes is the thing he does, not the thing he thinks."
George Macdonald

"Education, the great mumbo-jumbo and fraud of the age, purports to equip us to live and is prescribed as a universal remedy for everything from juvenile delinquency to premature senility. For the most part it only serves to enlarge stupidity, inflate conceit, enhance credulity and put those subjected to it at the mercy of brain-washers with printing presses, radio and TV at their disposal." Malcolm Muggeridge, in the "Observer", 1966

"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."
C. S. Lewis

"No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown."
William Penn

"Le cœur as ses raisons que la raison ne connait pas."
[The heart has its reasons that reason does not know.]
Pascal - Pensées

"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."
C. S. Lewis Is Theology Poetry?

The point of having an open mind, like having an open mouth, is to close it on something solid.
G. K. Chesterton

It takes God a long time to get us to stop thinking that unless everyone sees things exactly as we do, they must be wrong. That is never God's view. There is only one true liberty -- the liberty of Jesus at work in our conscience enabling us to do what is right. Don't get impatient with others. Remember how God dealt with you -- with patience and with gentleness. But never water down the truth of God. Let it have its way and never apologize for it. Jesus said, "Go . . . and make disciples . . ." (Matthew 28:19), not, "Make converts to your own thoughts and opinions."
Oswald Chambers - My Utmost for His Highest - May 6

Panspermia n; Desperate naturalists begging the question 
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"Extreme open-mindedness is merely empty-mindedness."
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"Faith is not belief held in the absence of evidence but rather a commitment to what one already believes when an insatiable appetite for more evidence is unmet."
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