Phillips Brooks

1835 - 1893

A Quote by Phillips Brooks on day, god, grace, life, men, miracles, richness, wonder, 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 not be a miracle, But you yourself shall be the miracle. Every day you shall wonder at yourself: At the richness of life which has come in you by the grace of God.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: Sermons. Going Up to Heaven

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on prayer and wishes

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

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on death, power, and truth

The great Easter truth is not that we are to live newly after death - that is not the great thing - but that we are to be new here and now by the power of the resurrection; not so much that we are to live forever as that we are to, and may, live nobly now because we are to live forever.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on change and god

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Call your opinions your creed, and you will change it every week. Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you may keep it to the end.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on children, confidence, duty, god, pride, privilege, and self-confidence

Self-confidence is either a petty pride in our own narrowness, or the realization of our duty and privilege as God's children.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on god and soul

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Wherever souls are being tried and ripened, in whatever commonplace and homely way, there God is hewing out the pillars for His temple.

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on heaven, strength, and struggle

You may look through the streets of heaven, asking each how they came to b there, and you will look in vain everywhere for a person who is morally and spiritually strong, whose strength did not come to him in struggle. There is no exception anywhere. Every true strength is gained in struggle.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: The Sea of Glass Mingled with Fire

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on belief, faith, and god

To believe in the God over us and around us and not in the God within us - that would be a powerless and fruitless faith.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on god, greatness, life, and mankind

No man has come to true greatness who has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to his race, and that what God gives him He gives him for mankind.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on chance, god, life, losing, opportunity, pain, soul, and suffering

There are no times in life when opportunity, the chance to be and do, gathers so richly about the soul as when it has to suffer. Then everything depends on whether the man turns to the lower or the higher helps. If he resorts to mere expedients and tricks the opportunity is lost. He comes out harder, poorer, smaller for his pain. But, if he turns to God, the hour of suffering is the turning hour of his life.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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