13 C. S. Lewis Proverbs That Are so True They Should Be Canonized

C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis (Clive Staples Lewis) is simply a theological genius in my book. Mere Christianity? Excellent. The Screwtape Letters? Timeless. The Chronicles of Narnia? Meaningful. Prophets and apostles quote him frequently, and for good reason. He offers incredible insights into religion and personal spirituality. Here are 13 of my favorite C. S. Lewis proverbs, provided by the Twitter account @CSLewisDaily, that I would be totally fine with canonizing as scripture right now.

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1. How to measure the strength of temptation

2. I want this slapped all over my living room in huge vinyl lettering

3. Makes sense to me…

4. Being a true Christian just got more difficult

5. God doesn’t necessarily care how “smart” you are

Title page of "Mere Christianity," by C. S. Lewis.

6. How to love more fully

7. For when you always feel like you should be doing more

8. When you feel like God isn’t answering your prayers

9. Why do bad things happen to good people?

10. Something everyone, especially missionaries, needs to hear

11. Something to remember

12. Sounds like a loving God to me

13. YES, but also, YIKES!

What’s your favorite C. S. Lewis Quote that we didn’t include here? let us know in the comments.


David Snell is a proud member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He's the Founder of The Sunday Pews, and has experience writing for Mormon Newsroom Pacific, KBYU11, Classical 89 Radio, FamilyShare.com and plenty more. He tries not to take himself too seriously and just wants to brighten your day a bit.