George Macdonald Quotes

George Macdonald Quotes: This is a wise, sane Christian faith: that a man commit himself, his life, and his hopes to God; that God undertakes the special protection of that man; that therefore that man ought not to be afraid of anything.
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George Macdonald Quote: O Christ, my life, possess me utterly. Take me and make a little Christ of me. If I am anything but thy father's son, 'Tis something not yet from the darkness won. Oh, give me light to live with open eyes. Oh, give me life to hope above all skies.
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Quotes about George Macdonald: Now I want you to think that in life troubles will come, which seem as if they never would pass away. The night and storm look as if they would last forever; but the calm and the morning cannot be stayed; the storm in its very nature is transient. The effort of nature, as that of the human heart, ever is to return to its repose, for God is Peace.
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Quote about George Macdonald: The ideal is the only absolute real; and it must become the real in the individual life as well, however impossible they may count it who never tried it.
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George Macdonald Sayings: The region belonging to the pure intellect is straitened: the imagination labours to extend its territories, to give it room. She sweeps across the boarders, searching out new lands into which she may guide her plodding brother. The imagination is the light which redeems from the darkness for the eyes of the understanding. Novalis says, 'The imagination is the stuff of the intellect' -affords, that is, the material upon which the intellect works.
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George Macdonald Saying: Diamond, however, had not been out so late before in all his life, and things looked so strange about him! - just as if he had got into Fairyland, of which he knew quite as much as anybody;for his mother had no money to buy books to set him wrong on the subject.
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Sayings about George Macdonald: The whole trouble is that we won't let God help us.
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Saying about George Macdonald: We can walk without fear, full of hope and courage and strength to do His will, waiting for the endless good which He is always giving as fast as He can get us able to take it in.
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George Macdonald Quotes: We profess to think Jesus the grandest and most glorious of men, yet hardly care to be like him. When we are offered his Spirit, that is, his very nature within us, for the asking, we will hardly take the trouble to ask for it.
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George Macdonald Quote: Come, come to Him who made thy heart; Come weary and oppressed; To come to Jesus is thy part; His part, to give thee rest.
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Quotes about George Macdonald: Those Christians who are very strict in their observances, think a good deal more of the Sabbath than of man, a great deal more of the Bible than of the truth, and ten times more of their creed than of the will of God. Of course, if they heard anyone utter such words as I have just written, they would say he was and atheist.
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Quote about George Macdonald: How many people would like to be good, if only they might be good without taking trouble about it! They do not like goodness well enough to hunger and thirst after it, or to sell all that they have that they may buy it; they will not batter at the gate of the kingdom of heaven; but they look with pleasure on this or that aerial castle of righteousness, and think it would be rather nice to live in it.
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George Macdonald Sayings: In Giving, a man receives more than he gives; and the more is in proportion to the worth of the thing given.
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George Macdonald Saying: It matters little where a man may be at this moment; the point is whether he is growing.
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Sayings about George Macdonald: In moments of doubt I cry, 'Could God Himself create such lovely things as I dreamed?' 'Whence then came thy dream?' answers Hope.
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Saying about George Macdonald: What God may hereafter require of you, you must not give yourself the least trouble about. Everything He gives you to do, you must do as well as ever you can, and that is the best possible preparation for what He may want you to do next. If people would but do what they have to do, they would always find themselves ready for what came next.
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George Macdonald Quotes: He (God) loves what I shall be.
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George Macdonald Quote: To give truth to him who loves it not is but to give him more plentiful material for misinterpretation.
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