Clive Staples or “Jack” Lewis (1898-1963) was a tutor at Oxford University, England and later the chair of Medieval and Renaissance English Literature at Cambridge University, England. He wrote apologetics, science fiction, children and adult fantasy, and much more. His writings and radio talks became so popular that he was called an “apostle to the skeptics” by Time magazine. His imagination, the clarity of his writing style, the force of his apologetic and his integrity have influenced thousands of people.
“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.”
“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.”
“Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither. ”
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it but because I see everything in it.”
“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you’re looking down, you can’t see something that’s above you.”
“Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”