"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."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."George MacDonald on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."George MacDonald on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."George MacDonald on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."George MacDonald on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."George MacDonald on Dalai Lama
"Age is not all decay it is the ripening, the swelling, of the fresh life within, that withers and bursts the husk."
"Attitudes are more important than facts."
"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."
"It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion. I think he must prefer quality to quantity."
"How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset."