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 Quotes
It does not take great men to do great things; it only takes consecrated men.
O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie; Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by.
Jesus Christ, the condescension of divinity, and the exaltation of humanity.
Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously […]
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.
The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out on our own.