Phillips Brooks

1835 - 1893

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.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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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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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 and people

The Bible is like a telescope. If a man looks through his telescope, then he sees worlds beyond; but if he looks at his telescope, then he does not see anything but that. The Bible is a thing to be looked through, to see that which is beyond; but most people only look at it; and so they see only the dead letter.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on character

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on day, deed, desires, life, satisfaction, soul, and thinking

Sad is the day for any man when he becomes absolutely satisfied with the life he is living, the thoughts that he is thinking and the deeds that he is doing; when there ceases to be forever beating at the doors of his soul a desire to do something larger which he seeks and knows he was meant and intended to do.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on charity and home

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on belief, sorrow, sympathy, thankfulness, and trust

There is such a difference between coming out of sorrow merely thankful for belief, and coming out of sorrow full of sympathy with, and trust in, Him who has released us.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on children, day, deed, desires, god, life, soul, and thinking

Bad will be the day for every man when he becomes absolutely contented with the life that he is living, with the thoughts that he is thinking, with the deeds that he is doing, when there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger, which he knows that he was meant and made to do because he is still, in spite of all, the child of God.

Phillips Brooks (1835 - 1893)

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