Phillips Brooks

1835 - 1893

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 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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A Quote by Phillips Brooks on life, power, silence, and words

A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.

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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