Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.
Other C. S. Lewis quotes:
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.
Surely what a man does when he is taken off his guard is the best evidence for what sort of a man he is?
There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
Always prefer the plain direct word to the long, vague one. Don't implement promises, but keep them.
Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
A clever arrangement of bad eggs will never make a good omelet.
Don't judge a man by where he is, because you don't know how far he has come.
For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are.
An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason.
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.