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George Macdonald Quotes

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Love is the opener as well as closer of eyes.

    Topics: Love

The hell that a lie would keep a man from, is doubtless the very best place for him to go.

    Topics: Lying

One of the good things that come of a true marriage is, that there is one face on which changes come without your seeing them; or rather there is one face which you can still see the same, through all the shadows which years have gathered upon it.

    Topics: Marriage

I find that doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.

    Topics: Obedience

The best preparation for the future is the present well seen to, and the last duty done.

    Topics: Perseverance, The Future

To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.

    Topics: Perseverance

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.

    Topics: Politics

Anything large enough for a wish to light upon, is large enough to hang a prayer upon.

    Topics: Prayer

My prayers, my God, flow from what I am not; I think Thy answers make me what I am.

    Topics: Prayer

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.

    Topics: Prayer

If we do not die to ourselves, we cannot live to God, and he that does not live to God, is dead.

    Topics: Self-denial

One thing is clear to me, that no indulgence of passion destroys the spiritual nature so much as respectable selfishness.

    Topics: Selfishness, Passion

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