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All Quotes by author - George MacDonald
" 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. "
" Afflictions are but the shadows of God's wings. "
" Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk. "
" Anything large enough for a wish to light upon, is large enough to hang a prayer upon. "
" Attitudes are more important than facts. "
" Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly. "
" Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life. "
" Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other. "
" How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset. "
" I find that doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans. "
" 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. "
" 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 the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down. "
" 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. "
" Love is the opener as well as closer of eyes. "
" 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. "
" Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman, and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom. "
" The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done. "
" The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission. "
" 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. "
" The principle part of faith is patience. "
" There are thousands willing to do great things for one willing to do a small thing. "
" To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. "
" To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power. "
" To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it. "
" We die daily. Happy those who daily come to life as well. "
" When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over. "
" Where there is no choice, we do well to make no difficulty. "
" You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water - an inch deep and then the mud. "
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