Phillips Brooks

1835 - 1893

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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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on chance, god, life, obedience, patience, purpose, soul, success, temptation, universe, vision, and world

As the Master Wills: Slowly, through all the universe, the temple of God is being built. Wherever, in any world, a soul, by free-willed obedience, catches the fire of God's likeness, it is set into the growing walls, a living stone. When, in your hard fight, in your tiresome drudgery, or in your terrible temptation, you catch the purpose of your being, and give yourself to God, and so give Him the chance to give Himself to you, your life, a living stone, is taken up and set into that growing wall. Wherever souls are being tried and ripened, in whatever commonplace and homely ways;-there God is hewing out the pillars for His temple. Oh, if the stone can only have some vision of the temple of which it is to be a part forever, what patience must fill it as it feels the blows of the hammer, and knows that success for it is simply to let itself be wrought into what shape the Master wills.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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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.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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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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