Wednesday, November 17

"My dream is to live a good life and be loving, be close to God and be a good human being and bring peace to people." - Ziggy Marley

The best thing you can do for your fellow, next to rousing his conscience, is—not to give him things to think about, but to wake things up that are in him; or say, to make him think things for himself." — George MacDonald
"The best preparation for the future, is the present well seen to, and the last duty done."— George MacDonald
"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
"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
" Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly."— George MacDonald
"Come, then, affliction, if my Father wills, and be my frowning friend. A friend that frowns is better than a smiling enemy. " George MacDonald
"Our life is no dream; but it ought to become one, and perhaps will."
— George MacDonald
"It is by loving and not by being loved that one can come nearest to the soul of another." — George MacDonald
"There is this difference between the growth of some human beings and that of others: in the one case it is a continuous dying, in the other a continuous resurrection."
— George MacDonald (The Princess and Curdie)
"To try to be brave is to be brave."— George MacDonald
"It is when people do wrong things wilfully that they are the more likely to do them again."
— George MacDonald (The Princess and the Goblin)
"I don't know how to thank you.'
Then I will tell you. There is only one way I care for. Do better, and grow better, and be better."
— George MacDonald (The Princess and Curdie)
"Love me, beloved; Hades and Death
Shall vanish away like a frosty breath;
These hands, that now are at home in thine,
Shall clasp thee again, if thou art still mine;
And thou shalt be mine, my spirit's bride,
In the ceaseless flow of eternity's tide,
If the truest love thy heart can know
Meet the truest love that from mine can flow.
Pray God, beloved, for thee and me,
That our souls may be wedded eternally."
— George MacDonald (The Diary of an Old soul)
"It is by loving and not by being loved that one can come nearest to the soul of another."
George MacDonald
"The self is not something ready-made, but something in
continuous formation through choice of action." John Dewey

Tuesday, November 16