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Phillips Brooks

Personal Influence

"O, I don't care, I shall do it!" How often this expression either forms in our minds or is heard from the lips of others, when contemplating an action which it is desired to do but is known to be wrong. "After all, what does it matter, it only concerns…
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Self-Expression

Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no other is, and to do what no other can.—Chan King The poor, exiled shrub dreams by a native longing of a splendid blossom which it has never seen, but is dimly conscious that it…
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Dedication

'Tis heaven alone that is given away;'Tis only God may be had for the asking.—James Russell Lowell To the memory and the ever-living presence of Phillips Brooks, Bishop of Massachusetts and 'the friend and aider of all who would live in the spirit.' These papers are reverently inscribed by Lilian…
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Part II: The Application

Are you seeking for greatness, O brother of mine,As the full, fleeting seasons and years glide away?If seeking directly and for self alone,The true and abiding you never can stay.But all self forgetting, know well the law,It's the hero, and not the self-seeker, who's crowned.Then go lose your life in…
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