1826-1910, British Preacher
''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.
Alexander Maclaren – [Grace]

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.
Alexander Maclaren – [Giving]

Death is but a passage. It is not a house, it is only a vestibule. The grave has a door on its inner side.
Alexander Maclaren – [Death and Dying]

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.
Alexander Maclaren – [Difficulties]

If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it.
Alexander Maclaren – [Manners]

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.''
Alexander Maclaren – [Heaven]

In making our decisions, we must use the brains that God has given us. But we must also use our hearts which He also gave us. A man who has not learned to say, ''No'' –who is not resolved that he will take God's way, in spite of every dog that can bay or bark at him, in spite of every silvery choice that woos him aside–will be a weak and a wretched man till he dies.
Alexander Maclaren – [Decisions]

Man's course begins in a garden, but it ends in a city.
Alexander Maclaren – [Cities and City Life]

Only he who can say, ''The Lord is my strength,'' can say, ''Of whom shall I be afraid?''
Alexander Maclaren – [Fear]

Seek to cultivate a buoyant, joyous sense of the crowded kindnesses of God in your daily life.
Alexander Maclaren – [God]

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.
Alexander Maclaren – [Jesus Christ]