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George MacDonald, Mary Marston Quotes: "There are as many kinds of anger as there are of the sunsets with which they ought to end"

There are as many kinds of anger as there are of the sunsets with which they ought to end




George MacDonald, Mary Marston Quotes: "the truth she gathered, enlarging her strength, enlarged likewise the composure that comes of strength."

the truth she gathered, enlarging her strength, enlarged likewise the composure that comes of strength.



George MacDonald, Mary Marston Quotes: "Most powerful of all powers in its holy insinuation is _being_. _To be_ is more powerful than even _to do_. Action _may_ be hypocrisy, but being is the thing itself, and is the parent of action."

Most powerful of all powers in its holy insinuation is _being_. _To be_ is more powerful than even _to do_. Action _may_ be hypocrisy, but being is the thing itself, and is the parent of action.



George MacDonald, Mary Marston Quotes: "The main secret of his progress, the secret of all wisdom, was, that with him action was the beginning and end of thought."

The main secret of his progress, the secret of all wisdom, was, that with him action was the beginning and end of thought.




George MacDonald, Mary Marston Quotes: "The person who can not bear with a sick man or a baby is not fit to be a woman."

The person who can not bear with a sick man or a baby is not fit to be a woman.



George MacDonald, Mary Marston Quotes: "It is not where one is, but in what direction he is going."

It is not where one is, but in what direction he is going.



George MacDonald, Mary Marston Quotes: "From the neglect of a real duty, she became the slave of a false one."

From the neglect of a real duty, she became the slave of a false one.




George MacDonald, Mary Marston Quotes: "Ignorance is no reason with a fool for holding his tongue."

Ignorance is no reason with a fool for holding his tongue.



George MacDonald, Mary Marston Quotes: "his mother, who had never been able to manage him, sent him to school to get rid of him, lamented his absence till he returned, then writhed and fretted under his presence until again he went."

his mother, who had never been able to manage him, sent him to school to get rid of him, lamented his absence till he returned, then writhed and fretted under his presence until again he went.



George MacDonald, Mary Marston Quotes: "A devil - "A power that lives against its life"

A devil - "A power that lives against its life



George MacDonald, Mary Marston Quotes: "How much time is wasted in what is called thought, but is merely care--an anxious idling over the fancied probabilities of result"

How much time is wasted in what is called thought, but is merely care--an anxious idling over the fancied probabilities of result



George MacDonald, Mary Marston Quotes: "The well-meaning woman was in fact possessed by two devils--the one the stiff-necked devil of pride, the other the condescending devil of benevolence. She was kind, but she must have credit for it"

The well-meaning woman was in fact possessed by two devils--the one the stiff-necked devil of pride, the other the condescending devil of benevolence. She was kind, but she must have credit for it




George MacDonald, Mary Marston Quotes: "No good ever comes of pride, for it is the meanest of mean things, and no one but he who is full of it thinks it grand."

No good ever comes of pride, for it is the meanest of mean things, and no one but he who is full of it thinks it grand.



George MacDonald, Mary Marston Quotes: "She did not even trouble herself much to show Godfrey her gratitude. We may spoil gratitude as we offer it, by insisting on its recognition. To receive honestly is the best thanks for a good thing."

She did not even trouble herself much to show Godfrey her gratitude. We may spoil gratitude as we offer it, by insisting on its recognition. To receive honestly is the best thanks for a good thing.



George MacDonald, Mary Marston Quotes: "punishment had not been spared--with best results in patience and purification"

punishment had not been spared--with best results in patience and purification