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Phillips Brooks Quotes

Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
Phillips Brooks

Patience, Life, Short Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. – Phillips Brooks

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
Phillips Brooks
Great, Character, Small

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
Phillips Brooks
Inspirational, Happiness, Natural

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.
Phillips Brooks
Work, Good, Knowledge

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.
Phillips Brooks
Nature, Yourself, True

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.
Phillips Brooks
Power, Equal, Pray

A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
Phillips Brooks
Power, Another, Words

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 he was meant and made to do.
Phillips Brooks
Sad, Great, Thinking

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.
Phillips Brooks
Home, Stay, Begin

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.
Phillips Brooks
Christmas, Music, Heart

I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.
Phillips Brooks
Stronger, Pray, Load

No man or woman can be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it and without someone being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
Phillips Brooks
Good, Woman, Strong

Christianity helps us face the music even when we don’t like the tune.
Phillips Brooks
Music, Face, Helps

A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward.
Phillips Brooks
Wish, Prayer, Merely

Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity.
Phillips Brooks
Humanity, Jesus, Christ

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men!
Phillips Brooks
Men, Lives, Easy

It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you.
Phillips Brooks
Life, Great, Whole

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.
Phillips Brooks
Life, God, Earth

Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.
Phillips Brooks
Others, Forget, Forgive

No man has come to true greatness who has not felt that his life belongs to his race, and that which God gives to him, He gives him for mankind.
Phillips Brooks
Life, God, True

It does not take great men to do great things; it only takes consecrated men.
Phillips Brooks
Great, Men, Takes

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.
Phillips Brooks
Walk, Feet, Field

Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work. The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
Phillips Brooks
Life, Work, Full

Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it.
Phillips Brooks
Yourself, Earnestly

As you emphasize your life, you must localize and define it… you cannot do everything.
Phillips Brooks
Life, Cannot, Define

The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without.
Phillips Brooks
Within, Simply, Seriously

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.
Phillips Brooks
Life, God, True

Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.
Phillips Brooks
Others, Bear, Faults

Call your opinions your creed, and you will change them every week.
Phillips Brooks
Change, Call, Week

Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you will keep it to the end.
Phillips Brooks
God, End, Keep

The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still.
Phillips Brooks
Life, Blood, Ideal

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.
Phillips Brooks
Best, Help, Able

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