刘易斯

    克莱夫·史泰博·刘易斯是一位英国作家和世俗神学家。他曾在牛津大学和剑桥大学担任英国文学学术职务。他最出名的是他的小说作品,尤其是螺旋胶带信件,纳尼亚编年史,太空三部曲。

刘易斯(C. S. Lewis)名言

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.

文学为现实添砖加瓦,它并不是简单地描述现实。它丰富了日常生活所需要和提供的必要能力;在这方面,它灌溉了我们的生活已经变成的沙漠。

刘易斯

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.

基督教,如果是假的,就不重要,如果是真的,就具有无限的重要性。唯一不可能的是适度重要。

刘易斯

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.

我相信基督教,就像我相信太阳已经升起一样:不仅因为我看到了它,而且因为通过它我看到了一切。

刘易斯

If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.

如果你读一读历史,你会发现,那些为当今世界做得最多的基督徒,恰恰是那些为下一个世界想得最多的人。正是因为基督教徒基本上不再考虑另一个世界,所以他们在这个世界上变得如此无能。

刘易斯

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.

瞄准天堂,你就会把地球扔进去。瞄准地球,你什么都得不到。

刘易斯

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.

如果你寻找真理,你最终会得到安慰;如果你寻求安慰,你既得不到安慰,也得不到真理,只有柔软的肥皂和一厢情愿的开始,最后是绝望。

刘易斯

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

勇气不仅仅是美德之一,而是每一种美德在测试点的表现形式。

刘易斯

Look for yourself, and you will find in the long run only hatred, loneliness, despair, rage, ruin, and decay. But look for Christ, and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.

寻找你自己,从长远来看,你会发现只有仇恨、孤独、绝望、愤怒、毁灭和腐朽。但你们要寻找基督,就必得着他,和一切扔在他那里的。

刘易斯