Quotes by Phillips Brooks
- A man who lives right, and is right, has more power in his silence than another has by his words.
- Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
- Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
- Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.
- Christianity helps us face the music even when we don't like the tune.
- Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.
- Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
- Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing - where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger which he knows he was meant and made to do.
- The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.
- 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.
- To say, 'well done' to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.