Quotes by George MacDonald

C.S. Lewis called George MacDonald his “master.” Lewis considered himself a student of MacDonald and attributed significant influence on his writing. Here are a few quotes from MacDonald.

“To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.”
“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.”
“Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness.”
“Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly.”
 “To try to be brave is to be brave.”
“Come, then, affliction, if my Father wills, and be my frowning friend. A friend that frowns is better than a smiling enemy. ”
 “The world…is full of resurrections… Every night that folds us up in darkness is a death; and those of you that have been out early, and have seen the first of the dawn, will know it – the day rises out of the night like a being that has burst its tomb and escaped into life.”