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 day, deed, idealism, life, and thinking

The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still. Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing. . . .

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on spirituality

We never become truly spiritual by sitting down and wishing to become so. You must undertake something so great that you cannot accomplish it unaided.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on christianity, faith, god, ideas, life, machines, men, pain, power, suffering, present, and thought

No man dares to condemn the Christian faith today, because the Christian faith has not been tried. Not until men get rid of the thought that it is a poor machine, an expedient for saving them from suffering and pain; not until they get the grand idea of it as the great power of God present in and through the lives of men; not until then does Christianity enter upon its true trial and become ready to show what it can do.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: The Law of Growth

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