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George MacDonald Quotes and Sayings

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To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George MacDonald

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving,
of life.
- George MacDonald

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.
- George MacDonald

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

 

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.
- George MacDonald

How strange this fear of death is!
We are never frightened at a sunset.
- George MacDonald

Age is not all decay; it is the ripening,
the swelling, of the fresh life within,
that withers and bursts the husk.
- George MacDonald

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The principle part of faith is patience.
- George MacDonald

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

Where there is no choice, we do well to make no difficulty.
- George MacDonald

It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion.
I think he must prefer quality to quantity.
- George MacDonald

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.
- George MacDonald

Many a thief is a better man than many a clergyman,
and miles nearer to the gate of the kingdom.
- George MacDonald

Love is the opener as well as closer of eyes.
- George MacDonald

It matters little where a man may be at this moment;
the point is whether he is growing.
- George MacDonald

Friends, if we be honest with ourselves,
we shall be honest with each other.
- George MacDonald

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.
- George MacDonald

We die daily.
Happy those who daily come to life as well.
- George MacDonald

It is not the cares of today, but the cares of tomorrow,
that weigh a man down.
- George MacDonald

The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance,
the second, transmission.
- George MacDonald

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.
- George MacDonald

You can't live on amusement.
It is the froth on water - an inch deep and then the mud.
- George MacDonald

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

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

There are thousands willing to do great things for
one willing to do a small thing.
- George MacDonald

When we are out of sympathy with the young,
then I think our work in this world is over.
- George MacDonald

Afflictions are but the shadows of God's wings.
- George MacDonald

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

To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.
- George MacDonald

Attitudes are more important than facts.
- George MacDonald

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.
- George MacDonald

He who does not trust enough,
will not be trusted.
- Lao Tzu

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
cannot be trusted with important matters.
- Albert Einstein

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

A person who trusts no one can't be trusted.
- Jerome Blattner

Dad was the only adult male I ever trusted.
- Michael Reagan

A faith that hasn't been tested can't be trusted.
- Adrian Rogers

I never trusted good-looking boys.
- Frances McDormand

Whoever has trusted a woman has trusted deceivers.
- Hesiod

If I tax them, in fact, I'm not taxing the capitalists,
I am taxing the people who have saved,
trusted.
It was very controversial, those sorts of things.
But finally, it worked out.
- Shimon Peres

Soldiers and peasants lived together on friendly terms;
they knew each other and their everyday routines,
and trusted each other; they shook their heads together over the war.
- Ernst Toller

Every one, more or less, loves Power,
yet those who most wish for it are seldom the fittest to be trusted with it.
- Samuel Richardson

Every government degenerates when trusted
to the rulers of the people alone.
The people themselves are its only safe depositories.
- Thomas Jefferson

A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased,
which is more than can be said for human beings.
- Dean Inge

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he'll
spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is
not to be trusted with the office.
- David Broder

One of the big challenges for our party is to demonstrate
to people that we have an agenda for economic prosperity
and that we can be trusted with their money.
- Birch Bayh

In two months Joseph Kennedy had taken over my entire life,
and I trusted him implicitly to make the most of it.
- Gloria Swanson

What is truth? Truth doesn't really exist.
Who is going to judge whether my experience of an incident
is more valid than yours? No one can be trusted to be the judge of that.
- Tracey Emin

That no government, so called, can reasonably be trusted,
or reasonably be supposed to have honest purposes in view,
any longer than it depends wholly upon voluntary support.
- Lysander Spooner

Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant
and chased by the foolish.
- Timothy Zahn

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation,
that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?
- Patrick Henry

When I woke up Sunday morning at the Open and stepped
outside and felt the wind and rain in my face,
I knew I had an excellent chance to win if I just took
my time and trusted myself.
- Tom Kite

I put those people in place.
I trusted them.
I had no idea they would do anything like this.
- Bernie Ebbers

My wife and I have always trusted each other,
and I have to thank her strength.
- Anthony Anderson

I never trusted anybody at all.
I don't know why it was so hard, I just didn't.
- Marianne Faithfull

And I trusted someone to look after me on the business side of life.
- Elton John

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I've lost almost 300 games.
26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.
- Michael Jordan

Work is something you can count on, a trusted,
lifelong friend who never deserts you.
- Margaret Bourke-White

Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.
- Max Beerbohm

Woody is so musical in his filmmaking.
I've never worked with anyone I've trusted so completely.
He won't let you hit a false note.
- Dianne Wiest

The people who knew me and knew my work and trusted me,
they knew then as they do now that I've never fabricated or plagiarized a story.
People who know me know I didn't do this.
- Jack Kelley

Lay this unto your breast: Old friends,
like old swords, still are trusted best.
- John Webster

I have no fear that the result of our experiment
will be that men may be trusted to
govern themselves without a master.
- Thomas Jefferson

I do not think that I am a person who cannot be trusted.
- Bela Kun

In revealing the workings of government that led to the Vietnam War,
the newspapers nobly did precisely that which the Founders
hoped and trusted they would do.
- Hugo Black

I've gone from the most trusted man in America to one of the most debated.
- Walter Cronkite

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted
with the government of himself.
Can he, then be trusted with the government of others?
Or have we found angels in the form of kings to govern him?
Let history answer this question.
- Thomas Jefferson

Obviously everyone wants to be successful,
but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative,
very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.
- Sergey Brin

Power will intoxicate the best hearts,
as wine the strongest heads.
No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Not everyone can be trusted.
I think we all have to be very selective about the people we trust.
- Shelley Long


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