Phillips Brooks

Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. - Phillips Brooks

Where charity stands watching and faith holds wide the door the dark night wakes - the glory breaks, Christmas comes once more. - Phillips Brooks

The glory of the star, the glory of the sun - we must not lose either in the other. We must not be so full of the hope of heaven that we cannot do our work on the earth; we must not be so lost in the work of the earth that we shall not be inspired by the hope of heaven. - Phillips Brooks

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

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