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We are to be re-made. All the rabbit in us is to disappear-and then, surprisingly, we shall find underneath it all a thing we have never yet imagined: a real Man, an ageless god, a son of God, strong, radiant, wise, beautiful, and drenched in joy.

    Topics: Conversion, Beauty, Joy

If conversion to Christianity makes no improvement in a man's outward actions--if he continues to be just as snobbish or spiteful or envious or ambitious as he was before--then I think we must suspect that his 'conversion' was largely imaginary.

    Topics: Conversion

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

    Topics: Courage

100 per cent of us die, and the percentage cannot be increased.

    Topics: Death
    Source: The Weight of Glory

Only He who really lived a human life (and I presume that only one did) can fully taste the horror of death.

    Topics: Death, Life
    Source: Letters (c. September 1940)

'When a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor's stead, the table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards.'

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

Nothing, not even what is lowest and most bestial, will not be raised again if it submits to death.

    Topics: Death
    Source: The Great Divorce

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

    Topics: Death

It is hard to have patience with people who say "There is no death" or "Death doesn't matter." There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.

    Topics: Death, Atheism

Apologetic work is so dangerous to one's faith. A doctrine never seems dimmer to me than when I have just successfully defended it.

    Topics: Doctrine

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.

    Topics: Eternity
    Source: Mere Christianity

The road to the promised land runs past Sinai.

    Topics: Eternity, Salvation
    Source: The Problem of Pain

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