C. S. Lewis on Humble Dogs and Pharisaical Cats

A few days ago, I was reading a small collection of C. S. Lewis’s letters to an American woman. The collection was entitled, creatively, Letters to an American Lady.

I came across a few lines from C. S. Lewis on cats and dogs, and I thought it was funny. So I decided to share it with my readers.

Lewis writes:

We were talking about cats and dogs the other day and decided that both have consciences but the dog, being an honest, humble person, always has a bad one, but the cat is a Pharisee and always has a good one. When he sits and stares you out of countenance he is thanking God that he is not as these dogs, or these humans, or even as these other cats!

(p. 38 [Eerdmans 1967])

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