George MacDonald’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite George MacDonald Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers George MacDonald’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. George MacDonald quotes to remember and here you will find 10 of the best. A memorable quote can stay with you and can be used along your journey. Choosing George MacDonald’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“To try to be brave is to be brave.”
― George MacDonald

 “We are all very anxious to be understood, and it is very hard not to be. But there is one thing much more necessary.’
What is that, grandmother?’
To understand other people.’
Yes, grandmother. I must be fair – for if I’m not fair to other people, I’m not worth being understood myself. I see.”
― George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin

“I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest and most precious thing in all thinking.”
― 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

 “Certainly work is not always required of a man. There is such a thing as a sacred idleness, the cultivation of which is now fearfully neglected.”
― George Mac Donald, Wilfrid Cumbermede

 “Her heart – like every heart, if only its fallen sides were cleared away – was an inexhaustible fountain of love: she loved everything she saw. ”
― George MacDonald, The Day Boy and the Night Girl

“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

 “Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.”
― George MacDonald

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.”
― George MacDonald

“Seeing is not believing – it is only seeing.”
― George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin

10 Famous Quotes by Author George MacDonald

10 quotes by George MacDonald there you go! It’s never an easy task picking the best quotations from great writers, so please if you disagree or have more to add, please comment and share your opinions. My 10 greatest George MacDonald quotes will likely be different from yours; however, that’s the best thing about them, each quote can mean something different to each person. So don’t wait, comment and shares your best George MacDonald Quote. 

One Final Bonus – George MacDonald Quote 

“It is by loving, and not by being loved, that one can come nearest the soul of another; yea, that, where two love, it is the loving of each other, that originates and perfects and assures their blessedness. I knew that love gives to him that loveth, power over over any soul be loved, even if that soul know him not, bringing him inwardly close to that spirit; a power that cannot be but for good; for in proportion as selfishness intrudes, the love ceases, and the power which springs therefrom dies. Yet all love will, one day, meet with its return. ”

― George MacDonald, Phantastes

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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