Saturday, May 2, 2009

C.S Lewis great quotes.

One of the greatest christian minds of the 20th century,C.S lewis had some great quotes.These are my favorite:

1.A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.

2.If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.

3.We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

4.There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."

5.The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.

6.Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest.

7.Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ.

8.Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.

9.It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad


Michele said...

good ones

Anonymous said...

Do you know what i see when i read these comments... i see hypocrisy.
(WHY!!)because what the colleges are really trying to convey to us all is that there was no indiscipline before the Nigerians came.
first i would like to point out that Nigerians are not the ones that started the Indian gangs that keep causing fights from time to time..
People keep blaming Nigerians for this and that but the truth is this country was already filthy long before the Nigerians got here. the current UN secretariat once said "You can never cheat or corn an honest man." so u see if you are corned or cheated you are as much of a thief as any of the Nigerians you are blaming.
secondly i would like for people out there to see this as it is, that is this is just another pathetic attempt to alienate Africans and the funniest thing is that it's working because from what i can tell from the opinions written here people are already pointing fingers
Now lastly this goes to all of us even the locals to let's stop pointing fingers. Crime has always been there and will always be there that's why this country has a set of laws for the people to abide by. You see this kind of thinking is why this country is so divided along racial lines.I mean so many countries now have mixed up races but just look at Malaysia; the Chinese are always together the Indians also together on their noisy motorcycles and the Malays also by themselves.This is because they are always blaming one another and now they are slowly training us as Africans to do the same