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

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.

    Topics: Christmas

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


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


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


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.


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.


Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks.


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


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


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

    Topics: Christianity

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.


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