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Phillips Brooks
December 13, 1835 - 1893
Nationality: American
Category: Clergyman
Subcategory: American Clergyman

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


Happiness is the natural flower of duty.


Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men!


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


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.


A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.


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.


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


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


The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still.


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


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.


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


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

    Topics: Life

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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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