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It is only our bad temper that we put down to being tired or worried or hungry; we put our good temper down to ourselves.

    Topics: Character

If our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusements, etc., is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little. If our charities do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small. There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot because our charitable expenditure excludes them.

    Topics: Charity

Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves.

    Topics: Children, Criticism

The worst attitude of all would be the professional attitude which regards children in the lump as a sort of raw material which we have to handle.

    Topics: Children, Attitude

'Safe?' said Mr. Beaver. 'Who said anything about safe? 'Course he isn't safe, but he's good. He's the King, I tell you.'

    Topics: Christ
    Source: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

A man can accept what Christ has done without knowing how it works: indeed, he certainly would not know how it works until he has accepted it.

    Topics: Christ, Salvation

To make Christianity a private affair while banishing all privacy is to relegate it to the rainbow's end or the Greek Calends.

    Topics: Christianity
    Source: The Weight of Glory

Reality, in fact, is always something you couldn't have guessed. That's one of the reasons I believe Christianity. It's a religion you couldn't have guessed.

    Topics: Christianity
    Source: The Case for Christianity

Unless Christianity is wholly false, the perception of ourselves which we have in moments of shame must be the only true one.

    Topics: Christianity, Conscience
    Source: The Problem of Pain

Those who would most scornfully repudiate Christianity as a mere "opiate of the people" have a contempt for the rich, that is, for all mankind except the poor.

    Topics: Christianity, Atheism
    Source: The Problem of Pain

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.

    Topics: Christianity

Christianity is a world that is a great sculptor's shop. We are the statues and there a rumor going around the shop that some of us are some day going to come to life.

    Topics: Christianity

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