Thursday, December 10, 2009

Meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of George MacDonald (December 10, 1824 – September 18, 1905), poet and novelist.

"We are often unable to tell people what they need to know because they want to know something else." - George MacDonald

"But for money and the need of it, there would not be half the friendship in the world. It is powerful for good if divinely used. Give it plenty of air, and it is sweet as the hawthorn; shut it up, and it cankers and breeds worms." - 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

"I do not myself believe there is any misfortune. What men call such is merely the shadowside of a good." - George MacDonald

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

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

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