71 George Macdonald Quotes

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A man's real belief is that which he lives by. What a man believes is the thing he does, not the thing he thinks.
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How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
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All growth that is not toward God is growing to decay.
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Afflictions are but the shadows of God's wings.
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A perfect faith would lift us absolutely above fear.
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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.
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The principle part of faith is patience.
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When a man argues for victory and not for truth, he is sure of just one ally that is the devil. Not the defeat of the intellect, but the acceptance of the heart is the only true object in fighting with the sword of the spirit.
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God's thoughts, his will, his love, his judgments are all man's home. To think his thoughts, to choose his will, to love his loves, to judge his judgments, and thus to know that he is in us, is to be at home.
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Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman, and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
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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.
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The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission.
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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.
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Where there is no choice, we do well to make no difficulty.
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The hell that a lie would keep a man from, is doubtless the very best place for him to go.
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I firmly believe people have hitherto been a great deal too much taken up about doctrine and far too little about practice. The word "doctrine," as used in the Bible, means teaching of duty, not theory.
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As you grow ready for it, somewhere or other, you will find what is needful for you in a book.
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Attitudes are more important than facts.
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It matters little where a man may be at this moment; the point is whether he is growing.
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God chooses that men should be tried, but let a man beware of tempting his neighbor. God knows how and how much, and where and when. Man is his brother's keeper, and must keep him according to his knowledge.
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Anything large enough for a wish to light upon, is large enough to hang a prayer upon.
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That man is perfect in faith who can come to God in the utter dearth of his feelings and desires, without a glow or an aspiration, with the weight of low thoughts, failures, neglects, and wandering forgetfulness, and say to Him, 'Thou art my refuge.'
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No one is likely to remember what is entirely uninteresting to him.
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Fear is faithlessness.
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God never gave a man a thing to do, concerning which it were irreverent to ponder how the Son of God would have done it.
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