George MacDonald Quotes

George MacDonald (1824 – 1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. He graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1845 with a master’s degree in chemistry and physics. In 1848 MacDonald began theological training at Highbury College and was appointed minister of Trinity Congregational Church, Arundel, in 1850. He later taught for some time at the University of London. He was a pioneering figure in the field of fantasy literature and his writings have been cited as a major literary influence by many notable authors. In addition to his fairy tales, MacDonald wrote several works on Christian apologetics. His best-known works are Phantastes, The Princess and the Goblin, At the Back of the North Wind, and Lilith.

One Journey Quotations

Quotes by George MacDonald…

What is the use of the most sovereign of medicines while they stand on the sick man’s table? What is the mightiest of truths so long as it is not believed? The spiritually sick still mocks at the medicine offered; he will not know its cure.

George MacDonald (1824 – 1905)

He had no feeling that he was in the heart of a crowded universe, between all whose great verities moved countless small and smaller truths. Little notion had he that to learn these after the measure of their importance, was his business, with eternity to do it in!

George MacDonald (1824 – 1905)