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I willingly believe that the damned are, in one sense, successful, rebels to the end; that the doors of hell are locked on the inside.

    Topics: Hell

You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness.

    Topics: Holiness, Repentance, Worldliness
    Source: The Weight of Glory

When we are such as He can love without impediment, we shall in fact be happy.

    Topics: Holiness, Happiness
    Source: The Problem of Pain

You must not do, you must not even try to do, the will of the Father unless you are prepared to 'know of the doctrine'.

    Topics: Holiness, Humility, Doctrine
    Source: Surprised by Joy

Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.

    Topics: Humility, Modesty

Without the aid of trained emotions the intellect is powerless against the animal organism.

    Topics: Humility
    Source: The Abolition of Man

If we will not learn to eat the only food that the universe grows, then we must starve eternally.

    Topics: Humility
    Source: The Problem of Pain

Be sure that the ins and outs of your individuality are no mystery to Him; and one day they will no longer be a mystery to you.

    Topics: Humility
    Source: The Problem of Pain

'You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,' said Aslan. 'And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor in earth.'

    Topics: Humility
    Source: Prince Caspian

So many things-nay every real thing-is good if only it will be humble and ordinate.

    Topics: Humility
    Source: Letters

Authority exercised with humility, and obedience accepted with delight are the very lines along which our spirits live.

    Topics: Humility, Obedience, Authority

We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.

    Topics: Humility

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