George Macdonald

1824 - 1905

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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A Quote by George Macdonald on day, friendship, future, god, mind, and present

It has been well said that no man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is, when tomorrow's burden is added to the burden of today, that the weight is more than a man can bear. Never load yourselves so, my friends. If you find yourselves so loaded, at least remember this: it is your own doing, not God's. He begs you to leave the future to Him, and mind the present.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

Source: Jubilate Agno

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A Quote by George Macdonald on love and soul

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It is by loving and by being loved that one can come nearest to the soul of another.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on day

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No man ever sank under the burden of the day. It is when tomorrow's burden is added to the burden of today that the weight is more than a man can bear.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on day, death, expectation, life, preparation, and work

Many a life has been injured by the constant expectation of death. It is life we have to do with, not death. The best preparation for the night is to work diligently while the day lasts. The best preparation for death is life.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on action, contentment, faith, future, god, ignorance, knowledge, and path

Faith is that which, knowing the Lord's will, goes and does it; or, not knowing it, stands and waits, content in ignorance as in knowledge, because God wills - neither pressing into the hidden future, nor careless of the knowledge which opens the path of action.

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on duty, future, preparation, and present

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

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

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A Quote by George Macdonald on children, desires, god, power, prayer, strength, trust, and worship

[God desires] not that He may say to them, "Look how mighty I am, and go down upon your knees and worship," for power alone was never yet worthy of prayer; but that He may say thus: "Look, my children, you will never be strong but with my strength. I have no other to give you. And that you can get only by trusting in me. I can not give it you any other way. There is no other way."

George Macdonald (1824 - 1905)

Source: Annals of a Quiet Neighborhood

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