Phillips Brooks — American Clergyman born on December 13, 1835, died on December 29, 1893

Phillips Brooks was an American Episcopal clergyman and author, long the Rector of Boston's Trinity Church and briefly Bishop of Massachusetts, and particularly remembered as lyricist of the Christmas hymn, "O Little Town of Bethlehem"... (wikipedia)

Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours.
Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.
Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks.
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.
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.