Qualities of a Strong Leader: Quotes of C.S. Lewis

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Qualities of a Strong Leader
C.S. Lewis

What Are the Qualities of a Strong Leader?

C.S. Lewis has some great insight in explaining and creating the qualities of a strong leader.

Lewis was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on November 29, 1898. Lewis also was the author of several books that focused on the growth and health of the Christian faith.  Some of these books are Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters,  and The Problem of Pain.

One of his most famous works is  The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.  Lewis  had a decades-long friendship with J.R.R. Tolkien, the creator of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. 

The video below was created to share just a few of Lewis’ thoughts on leadership.

Qualities of a Strong Leader Quotes of C.S. Lewis

• You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
• Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.
• Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
• Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
• Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
• The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
• We are what we believe we are.
• Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
• The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.
• You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
• If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.
• There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
• Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.
• The Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.
• No good work is done anywhere without aid from the Father of Lights.
• It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.
• You must ask for God’s help. … After each failure, ask forgiveness, pick yourself up, and try again.
• God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.
• Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.


Do you know of any other quotes about the qualities of a strong leader?

Dale Roach

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