71 George Macdonald Quotes

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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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If we do not die to ourselves, we cannot live to God, and he that does not live to God, is dead.
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One of the grandest things in having rights is that though they are your rights you may give them up.
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But for money and the need of it, there would not be half the friendship in the world. It is powerful for good if divinely used. Give it plenty of air and it is sweet as the hawthorn; shut it up and it cankers and breeds worms.
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To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
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This is a sane, wholesome, practical, working faith: That it is a man's business to do the will of God; second, that God himself takes on the care of that man; and third, that therefore that man ought never to be afraid of anything.
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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.
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When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.
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Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
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Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse. There lies freedom, indeed.
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Do the truth ye know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know.
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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.
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There are many things in which one and the other loses; but if it is essential to any transaction that only one side shall gain, the thing is not of God.
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The seed dies into a new life, and so does man.
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They are not the best students who are most dependent on books. What can be got out of them is at best only material; a man must build his house for himself.
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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.
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I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God's thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, and most precious thing in all thinking.
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To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.
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I find that doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.
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If I can put one touch of a rosy sunset into the life of any man or woman, I shall feel that I have worked with God.
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Not only then has each man his individual relation to God, but each man has his peculiar relation to God.
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Age is not all decay; it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.
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Timely service, like timely gifts, is doubled in value.
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To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
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Emulation is the devil-shadow of aspiration. To excite it is worthy only of the commonplace vulgar schoolmaster, whose ambition is to show what fine scholars he can turn out, that he may get the more pupils.
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