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Phillip Brooks Known for His Calmness

New England preacher Phillip Brooks was known for his calmness and poise. His intimate friends, however knew that he, too, suffered moments of frustration and irritability. One day a friend saw him pacing the floor like a caged lion. “What is the trouble Dr. Brooks?” asked the friend. “The trouble is replied Brooks, “that I’m in a hurry, but God isn’t.” (George Sweeting - Who Said That?, p. 349).