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Phillips Brooks Quotes


A noted American clergyman and author, who briefly served as Bishop of Massachusetts in the Episcopal Church during the early 1890s.
(1835 - 1893)

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0 little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by.
[Christmas]
 

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 heavenward.
[Prayer]
 

As you emphasize your life, you must localize and define it... you cannot do everything.
[Goals]
 

Bad will be the day for every man when he becomes absolutely contented with the life he is living, when there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger.
[Success]
 

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

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.
[Life]
 

Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.
 

Call your opinions your creed, and you will change them every week.
 

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.
[Begin]
 

Christianity helps us face the music even when we don't like the tune.
 

Christianity knows no truth, which is not the child of love and the parent of duty.
[Truth]
 

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.
[Prayer]
 

Everything keeps its best nature only by being put to its best use.
 

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

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
[Goals]
 

I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.
 

If we could sweep intemperance out of the country, there would be hardly poverty enough left to give healthy exercise to the charitable impulses.
[Intemperance]
 

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


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