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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
 
Phillips Brooks
 
  Call your opinions your creed, and you will change it every week. Make your creed simply and broadly out of the revelation of God, and you may keep it to the end.  1
  Greatness may be present in lives whose range is very small.  2
  Idleness in the midst of unattempted tasks is always proud.  3
  No man can live half a life when he has genuinely learned that it is only half a life. The other half, the higher half, must haunt him.  4
  No man has come to true greatness who has not felt in some degree that his life belongs to his race, and that what God gives him he gives him for mankind.  5
  No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle, pure, and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.  6
  Self-confidence is either a petty pride in our own narrowness or a realisation of our duty and privilege as God’s children.  7
  Work touches the keys of endless activity, opens the infinite, and stands awe-struck before the immensity of what there is to do.  8
 
 
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