George Macdonald

1824 - 1905

A Quote by George Macdonald on acceptance, belief, god, heart, jesus, justice, people, pride, thought, and work

Do you think that the work God gives us to do is never easy? Jesus says that His yoke is easy, His burden is light. People sometimes refuse to do God's work just because it is easy. This is sometimes because they cannot believe that easy work is His work; but there may be a very bad pride in it. . . . Some, again, accept it with half a heart and do it with half a hand. But however easy any work may be, it cannot be well done without taking thought about it. And such people, instead of taking thought about their work, generally take thought about the morrow - in which no work can be done, any more than in yesterday.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

Source: The Seaboard Parish

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A Quote by George Macdonald on faith and patience

The principal part of faith is patience.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on friendship, good, money, needs, and world

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.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on desires, god, learning, and life

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.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on christ, church, day, foolishness, giving, god, heresy, laziness, learning, men, mind, sons, spirit, teachers, present, and world

There is more hid in Christ than we shall ever learn, here or there either; but they that begin first to inquire will soonest be gladdened with revelation; and with them He will be best pleased, for the slowness of His disciples troubled Him of old. To say that we must wait for the other world, to know the mind of Him who came t o this world to give Himself to us, seems to me the foolishness of a worldly and lazy spirit. The Son of God is the teacher of men, giving to them of His Spirit - that Spirit which manifests the deep things of God, being to a man the mind of Christ. The great heresy of the Church of the present day is unbelief in this Spirit.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on good and people

To try too hard to make people good is one way to make them worse. The only way to make them good is to be good, remembering well the beam and the mote.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on effort, god, heart, life, nature, peace, and trouble

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.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on compliments, love, and trust

It is a greater compliment to be trusted than to be loved.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on compliments, love, and trust

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on future, glory, god, heart, ideas, love, past, shame, thought, trust, and truth

Do you so love the truth and the right that you welcome, or at least submit willingly to, the idea of an exposure of what in you is yet unknown to yourself - an exposure that may redound to the glory of the truth by making you ashamed and humbled?. . . Are you willing to be made glad that you were wrong when you thought others were wrong?. . . We may trust God with our past as heartily as with our future. It will not hurt us so long as we do not try to hide things, so long as we are ready to bow our heads in hearty shame where it is fit that we should be ashamed. For to be ashamed is a holy and blessed thing. Shame is a thing to shame only those who want to appear, not those who want to be. Shame is to shame those who want to pass their examination, not those who would get into the heart of things... To be humbly ashamed is to be plunged in the cleansing bath of truth.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

Source: "The Final Unmasking"

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