"When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over."
"That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind."George MacDonald on William Wordsworth
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength."George MacDonald on Corrie Ten Boom
"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like."George MacDonald on Saint Augustine
"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight."George MacDonald on Khalil Gibran
"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions."George MacDonald on William Shakespeare
"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."
"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."
"It is our best work that God wants, not the dregs of our exhaustion. I think he must prefer quality to quantity."