Scottish author, poet and Christian minister
George MacDonald was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He was a pioneering figure in the field of modern fantasy literature and the mentor of fellow writer Lewis Carroll. In addition to his fairy tales, MacDonald wrote several works of Christian theology, including several collections of sermons.
George Macdonald Quotes
Age is not all decay it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk.
Attitudes are more important than facts.
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.
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.
It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion. I think he must prefer quality to quantity.
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
The principle part of faith is patience.
Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.
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.
The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done.
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