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Courage: C S Lewis

Courage is not merely one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality. C S Lewis quoted in The Unquiet Grave by Cyril Connolly

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Love And The Other: C S Lewis

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained. C.S. Lewis God in the Dock

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Advice To Those Tempted By Hyperbole: ‘Don’t!’ – C S Lewis

Don’t say it was delightful; make us say delightful when we’ve read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers:  ‘Please will you do the job for me.’ C.S. Lewis

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Mental Pain: C S Lewis

Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to … Continue reading

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Inflation Of Language: C S Lewis

Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. C.S. Lewis The image is copyright: ArtFamily via Shutterstock

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Ominpotent Moral Busybodies: C S Lewis

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron‘s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his … Continue reading

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