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The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not
by Phillips Brooks

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.
- Phillips Brooks

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.
- Phillips Brooks

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for power equal to your tasks.
- Phillips Brooks

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
- Phillips Brooks

 

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

Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do,
and then set yourself earnestly to do it.
- Phillips Brooks

No one who has come to true greatness has not felt
in some degree that his life belongs to the people,
and what God has given them he gives it for mankind.
- Phillips Brooks

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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.
- Phillips Brooks

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

Christianity helps us face the music even when we don't like the tune.
- Phillips Brooks

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

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

Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work.
The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
- Phillips Brooks

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

A prayer in its simplest definition is merely a wish turned Godward.
- Phillips Brooks

Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity,
and the exaltation of humanity.
- Phillips Brooks

No man or woman can be strong, gentle,
pure, and good, without the world being better for
it and without someone being helped and comforted by
the very existence of that goodness.
- Phillips Brooks

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.
- Phillips Brooks

The feet of the humblest may walk in the field Where
the feet of the Holiest trod,
This, then, is the marvel to mortals revealed.
- Phillips Brooks

Call your opinions your creed, and you will change them every week.
- Phillips Brooks

I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back.
- Phillips Brooks

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.
- Phillips Brooks

It does not take great men to do great things;
it only takes consecrated men.
- Phillips Brooks

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

Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God,
and you will keep it to the end.
- Phillips Brooks

Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.
- Phillips Brooks

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

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.
- Phillips Brooks

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.
- Phillips Brooks

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.
- Phillips Brooks

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
- Henry David Thoreau

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion is more than life. Remember that his own religion
is the truest to every man even if it stands low
in the scales of philosophical comparison.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The truest expression of a people
is in its dances and its music.
Bodies never lie.
- Agnes De Mille

Perhaps the truest axiom in baseball is that the toughest thing to do is repeat.
- Walt Alston

Challenging the meaning of life is the truest expression
of the state of being human.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom;
and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
- Edmund Burke

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
- Charles Dickens

Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.
- Cyril Connolly

But I do believe that a woman's truest place is in a home,
with a husband and with children, and with large freedom,
pecuniary freedom, personal freedom,
and the right to vote.
- Lucy Stone

The truest characters of ignorance are vanity and pride and arrogance.
- Samuel Butler

The simplest things are often the truest.
- Richard Bach

The truest greatness lies in being kind,
the truest wisdom in a happy mind.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I'm a patriot in the truest sense of the word.
- Al Sharpton

One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised.
- Chinua Achebe

For me the purest and truest art in the world is science fiction.
- C. J. Cherryh

Wait for those unguarded moments.
Relax the mood and, like the child dropping off to sleep,
the subject often reveals his truest self.
- Barbara Walters

Virtue is its own reward, and brings with it the truest and highest pleasure;
but if we cultivate it only for pleasure's sake,
we are selfish, not religious, and will never gain the pleasure,
because we can never have the virtue.
- John Henry Newman

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt
whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool;
the truest heroism is to resist the doubt;
and the profoundest wisdom,
to know when it ought to be resisted,
and when it be obeyed.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Believe that life is worth living,
and your belief will help create the fact.
- William James

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

The most effective way to cope with change
is to help create it.
- L. W. Lynett

If you can, help others;
if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking
only to learn that it is God shaking them.
- Charles West

Understanding does not cure evil,
but it is a definite help,
inasmuch as one can cope
with a comprehensible darkness.
- Carl Jung

I get by with a little help from my friends.
- John Lennon

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us,
as the confidence of their help.
- Epicurus

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

Every loving thought is true.
Everything else is an appeal for healing and help,
regardless of the form it takes.
- A Course In Miracles

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau


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