I recently completed reading "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis and it really is a fantastic read. It contained great insights which i thought would be a good idea to share with everyone. Enjoy.
"In the same way, a christian is not a man who never goes wrong, but a man who is enabled to repent and pick himself up and begin over after each stumble"
"But the christian thinks any good he does comes from the Christ-life in him. He does not think God will love us because we are good but that God will make us good beacuse He loves us"
"When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him"
"God knows our situation, He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perservance of our will to overcome them"
"After each failure, ask for forgiveness, pick yourself up and try again. Very often what God first helps us toward is not the virtue itself but just this power of always trying again"
"We learn, on the one hand, that we cannot trust ourselves even in our best moments, and, on the other, that we need not despair even in our worst, for our failures are forgiven. The only fatal thing is to sit down content with anything less than perfection"
"Pride leads to every other vice. It is the complete anti-God state of mind"
"Pride gets no pleasure out of having something only out of having more of it than the next man"
"If you think you are not conceited, it means you are you are very conceited indeed"
"If you read history, you will find that christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next"
"We never find out the strength of the evil impulse, inside us until we try to fight it"
"God looks at you as if you were a little Christ. Christ stands beside you to turn you into one"
"I want you. I have not come to torment your natural self but to kill it"
"The only help I will give is help to become perfect. You may want something less but I will give you nothing less"
"You must realise from the outset that the goal towards which He is beginning to guide you is absolute perfection; and no power in the whole universe except you yourself, can prevent Him from taking you to that goal"
"We may be content to remain what we call "ordinary people" but He is quite determined to carry out a different plan. To shrink back from that plan is not humility, it is laziness and cowardice. To submit to it is not conceit or megalomania; it is obedience"
"You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself"
"The change will not be completed in this life for death is an important part of the treatment"
It really is a great book and will definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more.