“The part of philanthropist is indeed a dangerous one; and the man who would do his neighbour good must first study how not to do him evil, and must begin by pulling the beam out of his own eye.”
Lilith, a romance
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It is only in Him that the soul has room. In knowing Him is life and gladness. The secret of your own heart you can never know; but you can know Him who knows its secret.
— George MacDonald
The Seaboard Parish, Chapter 13
“There was no man like Shakespeare for drawing pictures of good women. Women had never such a fair man on their side as Shakespeare. Even those that he did not approve of, he was never cruel or contemptuous to. He had a tender heart for all humanity, and while he drew the most lovely women, he was forbearing and gentle towards those whom he did not approve of.”
– George MacDonald, lecture on ‘The Merchant of Venice.’
For was not Robert his tower of strength?
— George MacDonald, Robert Falconer