Facts about George MacDonald

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George MacDonald was a famous Novelist from Scotland, who lived between December 10, 1824 and September 18, 1905.

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He/she is born under the zodiac sagittarius, who is known for Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism. Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by George, under the main topics: Forgiveness, Friendship, Politics, Trust.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Charles F. Kettering, Charles Eastman, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Schweitzer, Elbert Hubbard, Robert Frost, Ngo Dinh Diem, Margaret Lee Runbeck, George Matthew Adams, Alice Meynell, James Lane Allen, Adlai Stevenson, John Barrymore, George S. Patton, Thornton Wilder, Casey Stengel, Frank Lloyd Wright, Helen Keller, Thomas Huxley, Pablo Picasso

Famous quotes by George MacDonald (33)


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"To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved"
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"How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset"
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"We die daily. Happy those who daily come to life as well"
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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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"Love is the opener as well as closer of eyes"
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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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"It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow, that weigh a man down"
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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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"You can't live on amusement. It is the froth on water - an inch deep and then the mud"
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"Where there is no choice, we do well to make no difficulty"
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"There are thousands willing to do great things for one willing to do a small thing"
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"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"
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"The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission"
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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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"It matters little where a man may be at this moment; the point is whether he is growing"
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"Friends, if we be honest with ourselves, we shall be honest with each other"
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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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"To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power"
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"The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done"
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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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"To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it"
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"The principle part of faith is patience"
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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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"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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"Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly"
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"Attitudes are more important than facts"
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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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"Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life"
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"Afflictions are but the shadows of God's wings"
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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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"Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life"
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"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"
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"Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly"


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