Phillips Brooks

1835 - 1893

A Quote by Phillips Brooks on life, neighbors, and satisfaction

Much as we deplore our condition in life, nothing would make us more satisfied with it than the changing of places, for a few days, with our neighbors.

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.

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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.

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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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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on beginning, idealism, life, and possibility

We are haunted by an ideal life, and it is because we have within us the beginning and the possibility of it.

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on earth, god, life, and paradise

Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise.

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on angels, birth, blessings, christ, darkness, earth, fear, gifts, god, hope, lies, love, men, peace, silence, sleep, soul, and world

O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie; Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by; Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light. The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight. For Christ is born of Mary, And, gathered all above While mortals sleep,the angels keep Their watch of wond'ring love. O morning stars, together Proclaim the holy birth, And praises sing to God the King, And peace to men on earth. How silently, how silently The wondrous gift is giv'n! So God imparts to human hearts The blessings of his heav'n. No ear may hear his coming; But in this world of sin, Where meek souls will receive him, still The dear Christ enters in.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

Source: O little town of Bethlehem, 1867

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