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Phillip Brooks

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 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 powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.

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 or malicious.

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.

It does not take great men to do great things; it only takes consecrated men.

Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity.

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 is.

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 is sung.

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 is.

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.

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 his life.

Quotes by Phillip Brooks

 
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