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If the thing happened, it was the central event in the history of the earth.

    Topics: Atonement, Salvation, History

The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.

    Topics: Atonement

We want, in fact, not so much a father in heaven as a grandfather in heaven: a senile benevolence who, as they say, "liked to see young people enjoying themselves" and whose plan for the universe was simply that it might be truly said at the end of each day, "a good time was had by all."

    Topics: Attitude

Beauty is not democratic; she reveals herself more to the few than to the many.

    Topics: Beauty

You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.

    Topics: Believing
    Source: A Grief Observed

When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.

    Topics: Blessings

Books on psychology or economics or politics are as continuously metaphorical as books of poetry or devotion.

    Topics: Books, Psychology

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.

    Topics: Books

It is in their 'good' characters that novelists make, unawares, the most shocking self-revelations.

    Topics: Character
    Source: A Preface to Paradise Lost

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.

    Topics: Character
    Source: The Abolition of Man

Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of man he is.

    Topics: Character
    Source: Mere Christianity

What you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing; it also depends on what kind of a person you are.

    Topics: Character

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