Phillips Brooks

1835 - 1893

A Quote by Phillips Brooks

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. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by 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 (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on country and poverty

If we could sweep intemperance out of the country, there would be hardly poverty enough left to

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: Sermons. Purpose and Use of Comfort

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on life, literature, work, and world

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 (1835 - 1893)

Source: Literature & Life

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on dawn, life, and meaning

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 (1835 - 1893)

Source: Sermons. Purpose and Use of Comfort

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on awareness, blessings, god, good, and grace

It is good for us to think that no grace or blessing is truly ours till we are aware that God has blessed some one else with it through us.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: Sermons. Purpose and Use of Comfort

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on life, men, miracles, and work

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. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on belief, bigotry, church, god, hatred, heart, indifference, life, men, questions, truth, wishes, and work

To hold your truth, to believe it with all your heart, to work with all your might, first to make it real to yourself and then to show its preciousness to other men, and then - not till then, but then - to leave the questions of when and how and by whom it shall prevail to God: that is the true life of the believer. There is no feeble unconcern and indiscriminateness there, and neither is there any excited hatred of the creed, the doctrine, or the Church, which you feel wholly wrong. You have not fled out of the furnace of bigotry to freeze on the open and desolate plains of indifference. You believe and yet you have no wish to persecute.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: The Law of Growth

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on children, christianity, duty, love, parenthood, and truth

Christianity knows no truth which is not the child of love and the parent of duty.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on christ, christianity, guidance, imperfection, intelligence, jesus, knowledge, soul, teachers, and understanding

What is the Christian? Everywhere the man who, so far as he comprehends Jesus Christ, so far as he can get any knowledge of Him, is His servant - the man who makes Christ a teacher of his intelligence and the guide of his soul - the man who obeys Christ as far as he has been able to understand him. . . . I would know any man as a Christian, would rejoice to know any man as a Christian, whom Jesus would recognize as a Christian; and Jesus Christ, I am sure, in these old days recognized His followers even if they came after Him with the blindest sight, with the most imperfect recognition and acknowledgment of what He was and of what He could do.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: The Law of Growth

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