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Mere Christianity Quotes

14 of the best book quotes from Mere Christianity
  1. #1
    “God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”
  2. #2
    “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”
  3. #3
    “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.”
  4. #4
    “The instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man’s self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred.”
  5. #5
    “Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.”
  6. #6
    “Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.”
  7. #7
    “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.”
  8. #8
    “If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.”
  1. #9
    “I sometimes wonder if all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.”
  2. #10
    “A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”
  3. #11
    “To have Faith in Christ means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.”
  4. #12
    “When we Christians behave badly, or fail to behave well, we are making Christianity unbelievable to the outside world.”
  5. #13
    “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.”
  6. #14
    “You may forget that you are at every moment totally dependent on God.”
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