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"Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety."
Plato
Phillips Brooks Quotes
A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
Phillips Brooks

A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward.
Phillips Brooks

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

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

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

Call your opinions your creed, and you will change them every week. Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you will keep it to the end.
Phillips Brooks

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

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

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.
Phillips Brooks

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.
Phillips Brooks

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
Phillips Brooks

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

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

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

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

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

Self-confidence is either a petty pride in our own narrowness, or the realization of our duty and privilege as God's children.
Phillips Brooks

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.
Phillips Brooks

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

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

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

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

Type:
Clergyman
Date of Birth:
1835-12-13
Year of Death:
1893
Nationality:
American
 

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