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Born in December 10, 1824 / Died in September 18, 1905 / United Kingdom / English

Quotes by George MacDonald

We die daily. Happy those who daily come to life as well.
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.
The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission.
Afflictions are but the shadows of God's wings.
The principle part of faith is patience.
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.
To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion. I think he must prefer quality to quantity.
It matters little where a man may be at this moment; the point is whether he is growing.
Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down.
Anything large enough for a wish to light upon, is large enough to hang a prayer upon.
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman, and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
Love is the opener as well as closer of eyes.
Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.
Where there is no choice, we do well to make no difficulty.
Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done.
To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.
Division has done more to hide Christ from the view of all men than all the infidelity that has ever been spoken.
You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water -- an inch deep and then the mud.
When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.