George MacDonald - Quotes

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To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.

To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it. ---->>>

It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion. I think he must prefer quality to quantity. ---->>>

The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission. ---->>>

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.

The principle part of faith is patience.

The principle part of faith is patience.

Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other. ---->>>

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.

It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.

How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset. ---->>>

A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it. ---->>>

Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman, and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom. ---->>>

Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best; God finds it hard to give, because He would give the best, and man will not take it. ---->>>

Attitudes are more important than facts.

Attitudes are more important than facts.

Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.

Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.

It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down. ---->>>

You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water - an inch deep and then the mud. ---->>>

Anything large enough for a wish to light upon, is large enough to hang a prayer upon. ---->>>

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.

I find that doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans. ---->>>

The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done. ---->>>

Afflictions are but the shadows of God's wings. ---->>>

It matters little where a man may be at this moment; the point is whether he is growing. ---->>>

To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.

To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.

Love is the opener as well as closer of eyes. ---->>>

When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.

When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.

There are thousands willing to do great things for one willing to do a small thing. ---->>>

We die daily. Happy those who daily come to life as well. ---->>>

Where there is no choice, we do well to make no difficulty. ---->>>

The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Scottish
Born: December 10, 1824
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Die: 09-18, 1905
Occupation: Novelist
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George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet, and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. His writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors including W (wikipedia)