Phillips Brooks

Phillips Brooks (December 13, 1835 - January 23, 1893), was a noted American clergyman and author, who briefly served as Bishop of Massachusetts in the Episcopal Church during the early 1890s

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A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward.
Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise.
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.
Christianity helps us face the music even when we don't like the tune.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.
I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.
Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work. The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
No one who has come to true greatness has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to the people, and what God has given them he gives it for mankind.
Self-confidence is either a petty pride in our own narrowness, or the realization of our duty and privilege as God's children.
The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is
The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is.
The earth has grown old with its burden of care But at Christmas it always is young, The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair And its soul full of music breaks the air, When the song of angels is sung.
The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still. Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing -- where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger, which he knows that he was meant and made to do.
The more man becomes irradiated with the Divinity of Christ, the more, not the less, truly he is man.
The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.
To say, well done to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.

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