C. S. Lewis: on Human Nature

C. S. Lewis: on Human Nature


C. S. Lewis was one of the best who described the human nature not as a state of being but as a state of becoming. For him, the journey starts here, on Earth, but does not end here. The following are some famous quotes by him.

“You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”

“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.” heaven-300x300

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” (The World’s Last Night: And Other Essays)

“A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing to go to sleep in humility, thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards, in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.”

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

“Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.”

7131690-woman-in-pool-head-coming-out-of-water “Humans are amphibians – half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time.”


“It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for a bird to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.”  (Mere Christianity) 

“Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

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