Phillips Brooks Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old phillips brooks quotes, phillips brooks sayings, and phillips brooks proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.     

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The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.     

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It is good for us to think that no grace or blessing is truly ours till we are aware that God has blessed some one else with it through us.     

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The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is.     

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It is while you are patiently toiling at the little tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great whole of life dawn on you.     

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Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.     

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

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Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.     

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Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.     

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Christmas day is a day of joy and charity. May God make you very rich in both.     

Phillips Brooks

We may say that on the first Good Friday afternoon was completed that great act by which light conquered darkness and goodness conquered sin. That is the wonder of our Saviour's crucifixion.     

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So shall we join the disciples of our Lord, keeping faith in Him in spite of the crucifixion, and making ready, by our loyalty to Him in the days of His darkness, for the time when we shall enter into His triumph in the days of His light.     

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Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.     

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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.     

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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 be no miracle, but you shall be the miracle.     

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Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.     

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Let every man and woman count himself immortal. Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection. Let him say not merely, Christ is risen, but I shall rise.     

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While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love     

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Oh, my dear friends,—you who are letting miserable misunderstandings run on from year to year, meaning to clear them up some day,—if you only could know and see and feel that the time is short, how it would break the spell! How you would go instantly and do the thing which you might never have another chance to do!     

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Obedience completes itself in understanding.     

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Happiness is the natural flower of duty.     

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The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.     

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The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still.     

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As you emphasize your life, you must localize and define it... you cannot do everything.     

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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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Heaven does not make holiness, but holiness makes heaven; because if you do not give yourself in sympathy to goodness, goodness cannot give itself in influence to you.     

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It never frightened a Puritan when you bade him stand still and listen to the speech of God. His closet and his church were full of the reverberations of the awful, gracious, beautiful voice for which he listened.     

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If we could sweep intemperance out of the country, there would be hardly poverty enough left to.     

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