176 Alexander MacLaren Quotes

  • "The mystery of the universe, and the meaning of God's world, are shrouded in hopeless obscurity, until we learn to feel that all laws suppose a lawgiver, and that all working involves a Divine energy."

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Providence


  • "Kindness does not require us to be blind to facts or to live in fancies, but it does require us to cherish a habit of goodwill, ready to show pity if sorrow appears, and slow to turn away even if hostility appears."

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Kindness


  • "Anxious care rests on a basis of heathen worldly-mindedness, and of heathen misunderstanding of the character of God."

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Anxiety, Worldliness


  • "Every sin is a mistake, as well as a wrong; and the epitaph for the sinner is, "Thou fool!""

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Sin


  • "Only he who can say, "The Lord is the strength of my life" can say, "Of whom shall I be afraid?""

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Strength, Fear


  • "It was a deep true thought which the old painters had, when they drew John as likest to his Lord. Love makes us like."

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Love


  • "The temptation once yielded to gains power. The crack in the embankment which lets a drop or two ooze through is soon a hole which lets out a flood."

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Temptation


  • "The cup which my Savior giveth me, can it be anything but a cup of salvation?"

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Salvation


  • "Faith, which is trust, and fear are opposite poles. If a man has the one, he can scarcely have the other in vigorous operation. He that has his trust set upon God does not need to dread anything except the weakening or the paralyzing of that trust."

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Faith, Fear


  • "Transiency is stamped on all our possessions, occupations, and delights. We have the hunger for eternity in our souls, the thought of eternity in our hearts, the destination for eternity written on our inmost being, and the need to ally ourselves with eternity proclaimed by the most short-lived trifles of time. Either these things will be the blessing or the curse of our lives. Which do you mean that they shall be for you?"

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Eternity


  • "Let the current of your being set towards God, then your life will be filled and calmed by one master-passion which unites and stills the soul."

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Passion


  • "You must cast yourself on God's gospel with all your weight, without any hanging back, without any doubt, without even the shadow of a suspicion that it will give."

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Trust


  • "Kindness makes a person attractive. If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it."

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Kindness


  • "Being in Christ, it is safe to forget the past; it is possible to be sure of the future; it is possible to be diligent in the present."

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Christ


  • "Oh! it irradiates all our days with lofty beauty, and it makes them all hallowed and divine, when we feel that not the apparent greatness, not the prominence nor noise with which it is done, nor the external consequences which flow from it, but the motive from which it flowed, determines the worth of our deed in God's eyes. Faithfulness is faithfulness, on whatsoever scale it be set forth."

    - Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Faithful



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