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88 Famous Quotes by George MacDonald
12/10/1824 - 9/18/1905
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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.

Abuse Quotes, by George MacDonald

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To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.

Being trusted Quotes, by George MacDonald

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

Exhaustion Quotes, by George MacDonald

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Attitudes are more important than facts.

Facts Quotes, by George MacDonald

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The two pillars of 'political correctness' are:a) willful ignoranceb) a steadfast refusal to face the truth

Ignorance Quotes, by George MacDonald

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Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.

Trust Quotes, by George MacDonald

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

Amusement Quotes, by George MacDonald

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O Christ, my life, possess me utterly. Take me and make a little Christ of me. If I am anything but thy father's son, 'Tis something not yet from the darkness won. Oh, give me light to live with open eyes. Oh, give me life to hope above all skies.

Christianity Quotes, by George MacDonald

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Alas! how easily things go wrong! A sigh too deep, or a kiss too long, And then comes a mist and a weeping rain, And life is never the same again.

Wrongs Quotes, by George MacDonald , Source: Phantastes--A Fairy Story

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Commemoration of Mellitus, First Bishop of London, 624 Sad, indeed, would the whole matter be if the Bible had told us everything God meant us to believe. But herein is the Bible greatly wronged. It nowhere lays claim to be regarded as the Word, the Way, the Truth. The Bible leads us to Jesus, the inexhaustible, the ever-unfolding Revelation of God. It is Christ "in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge", not the Bible, save as leading to Him.

Christianity Quotes, by George MacDonald

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And so all growth that is not towards God Is growing to decay.

Growth Quotes, by George MacDonald , Source: Within and Without (pt. I, sc. 3)

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The whole trouble is that we won't let God help us.

Independence Quotes, by George MacDonald , Source: The Marquis of Lossie (ch. XXVII)

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Whence that three-cornered smile of bliss? Three angels gave me at once a kiss.

Smiles Quotes, by George MacDonald , Source: Baby (st. 7)

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Feast of Josephine Butler, Social Reformer, 1906 Commemoration of Apolo Kivebulaya, Priest, Evangelist, 1933 How often we look upon God as our last and feeblest resource! We go to him because we have nowhere else to go. And then we learn that the storms of life have driven us, not upon the rocks, but into the desired haven.

Christianity Quotes, by George MacDonald

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To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.

Compliments Quotes, by George MacDonald

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The two pillars of 'political correctness' are:a) willful ignoranceb) a steadfast refusal to face the truth

Politics Quotes, by George MacDonald

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In giving, a man receives more than he gives, and the more is in proportion to the worth of the thing given.

Gifts Quotes, by George MacDonald , Source: Mary Marston (ch. V)

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You've got to save your own soul first, and then the souls of your neighbors if they will let you; and for that reason you must cultivate, not a spirit of criticism, but the talents that attract people to the hearing of the Word.

Influence Quotes, by George MacDonald , Source: The Marquis of Lossie (ch. XXVII)

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Where did you get that pearly ear? God spoke and it came out to hear.

Hearing Quotes, by George MacDonald , Source: Song--At the Back of the North Wind (ch. XXXIII)

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I want to help you to grow as beautiful as God meant you to be when he thought of you first.

Help Quotes, by George MacDonald , Source: The Marquis of Lossie (ch. XXII)

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God never gave man a thing to do concerning which it were irreverent to ponder how the Son of God would have done it.

Christ Quotes, by George MacDonald , Source: The Marquis of Lossie (vol. II, ch. XVII)

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There is no strength in unbelief. Even the unbelief of what is false is no source of might. It is the truth shining from behind that gives the strength to disbelieve.

Unbelief Quotes, by George MacDonald , Source: The Marquis of Lossie (ch. XLII)

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To receive honestly is the best thanks for a good thing.

Thankfulness Quotes, by George MacDonald , Source: Mary Marston (ch. V)

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The west is broken into bars Of orange, gold, and gray; Gone is the sun, come are the stars, And night infolds the day.

Twilight Quotes, by George MacDonald , Source: Songs of the Summer Nights

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Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness - the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.

Idleness Quotes, by George MacDonald

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