"The proper motto is not 'Be good, sweet maid, and let who can be clever,' but 'Be good sweet maid, and don't forget that this involves being as clever as you can.' God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than any other slackers."
- C. S. Lewis
“Five percent of the people think;
ten percent of the people think they think;
and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.”
- Thomas Edison
C. S. Lewis helps me to think, and to think well.
"Thinking means connecting things, and stops if they cannot be connected."
- G.K. Chesterton
"…as St. Paul points out, Christ never meant that we are to remain children in intelligence: on the contrary. He told us to be not only 'as harmless as doves', but also "as wise as serpents'. He wants a child's heart, but a grown-up's head. He wants us to be simple, single-minded, affectionate, and teachable, as good children are; but He also wants every bit of intelligence we have to be alert at its job, and in first-class fighting trim…
The fact that what you are thinking about God Himself (for example, when you are praying) does not mean that you can be content with the same babyish ideas which you had when you were a five-year-old. It is, of course, quite true that God will not love you any less, or have less use for you, if you happen to have been born with a very second-rate brain. He has room for people with very little sense, but He likes every one to use what sense they have.
- C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity