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 existence, good, goodness, purity, women, and world

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and pure and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of the goodness.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on action, desires, friendship, and spirit

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 (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on character, day, decisions, failure, life, quiet, sorrow, struggle, and temptation

Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long-continued process.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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