you will not get either comfort or truth

Truth, if we are honest, must trump all forms of beauty, including what we like and what comforts us. Comfort, Lewis thinks, is the one thing you cannot get by looking for it. “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 wishful thinking to begin with and, in the end, despair.”

From C. S. Lewis as Philosopher: Truth, Goodness and Beauty (Baggett et al) in the essay “Lewis’s Philosophy of Truth, Goodness and Beauty” by Peter Kreeft (p. 35). Kreeft is quoting Lewis’ Mere Christianity (p. 25).

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