Alexander MacLaren


1826 – 1910

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Who was Alexander MacLaren?

Alexander Maclaren was an English non-conformist minister of Scottish origin.

Famous Quotes:

  • All that this world knows of living lies in giving -- and more giving; He that keeps, be sure he loses -Friendship grows by what it uses.
  • In heaven after ages of ages of growing glory, we shall have to say, as each new wave of the shoreless, sunlit sea bears us onward, It doth not yet appear what we shall be.
  • If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it.
  • The grace of God, says Luther, is like a flying summer shower. It has fallen upon more than one land, and passed on. Judea had it, and lies barren and dry. These Asiatic coasts had it, and flung it away.
  • Death is but a passage. It is not a house, it is only a vestibule. The grave has a door on its inner side.
  • Man's course begins in a garden, but it ends in a city.
  • Every life has dark tracts and long stretches of somber tint, and no representation is true to fact which dips its pencil only in light, and flings no shadows on the canvas.
  • Seek to cultivate a buoyant, joyous sense of the crowded kindnesses of God in your daily life.
  • We believe that the history of the world is but the history of His influence and that the center of the whole universe is the cross of Calvary.
  • Only he who can say, The Lord is my strength, can say, Of whom shall I be afraid?

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Feb 11, 1826
  • University of London
May 5, 1910

on July 23, 2013


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