C. S. Lewis

A Quote by C. S. Lewis on stakes, bridge player, god, sadist, life, and penny

Bridge-players tell me that there must be some money on the game "or else people won't take it seriously." Apparently it's like that. Your bid--for God or no God, for a good God or the Cosmic Sadist, for eternal life or nonentity-- will not be serious if nothing much is staked on it.

And you will never discover how serious it was until the stakes are raised horribly high; until you find that you are playing not for counters or for sixpences but for every penny you have in the world.

C. S. Lewis

Source: A Grief Observed [1961], Chapter 3

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A Quote by C. S. Lewis on right, wrong, law, human nature, nature, good, evil, and humankind

Now this Law or Rule about Right and Wrong used to be called the Law of Nature.  Nowadays, when we talk of the 'laws of nature' we usually mean things like gravitation, or heredity, or the laws of chemistry.  But when the older thinkers called the Law of Right and Wrong the 'Law of Nature', they really meant the Law of Human Nature. The idea was that, just as all bodies are governed by the law of gravitation, and organisms by biological laws, so the creature called man also had his law--with this great difference, that a body could not choose whether it obeyed the law of gravitation or not, but a man could choose either to obey the Law of Human Nature or to disobey it.

C. S. Lewis

Source: Mere Christianity

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A Quote by C. S. Lewis

You don't have a Soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.

C. S. Lewis

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