|A man who lives right, and is right, has
more power in his silence than another has by his words.
As you emphasize your life, you must localize and define it...
you cannot do everything.
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
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
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
Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have
them bear with yours.
Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful
Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
It does not take great men to do great things; it only takes consecrated
Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation
O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie; Above thy
deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by.
Sad is the day for any man when he becomes absolutely satisfied
with the life he is living, the thoughts that he is thinking and
the deeds that he is doing; when there ceases to be forever beating
at the doors of his soul a desire to do something larger which he
seeks and knows he was meant and intended to do.
Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then
set yourself earnestly to do it.
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
The Bible is like a telescope. If a man looks through his telescope,
then he sees worlds beyond; but if he looks at his telescope, then
he does not see anything but that. The Bible is a thing to be looked
through, to see that which is beyond.
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
The feet of the humblest may walk in the field Where the feet of
the Holiest trod, This, then, is the marvel to mortals revealed.
The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller
than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher
nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness
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
There are no times in life when opportunity, the chance to be and
do, gathers so richly about the soul as when it has to suffer. Then
everything depends on whether the man turns to the lower or the
higher helps. If he resorts to mere expedients and tricks the opportunity
is lost. He comes out harder, poorer, smaller for his pain. But,
if he turns to God, the hour of suffering is the turning hour of
Quotes by Phillip Brooks