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Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: It is magnificent to grow old, if one keeps young. It is magnificent to grow old, if one keeps young.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but in what we make out of what they do to us. Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but in what we make out of what they do to us.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Whatever you laugh at in others, laughs at yourself. Whatever you laugh at in others, laughs at yourself.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Nothing in human life, least of all in religion, is ever right until it is beautiful. Nothing in human life, least of all in religion, is ever right until it is beautiful.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: All altruism springs from putting yourself in the other person's place. All altruism springs from putting yourself in the other person's place.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Always take a job that is too big for you. Always take a job that is too big for you.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat. Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Every year the inventions of science weave more inextricably the web that binds man to man, group to group, nation to nation. Every year the inventions of science weave more inextricably the web that binds man to man, group to group, nation to nation.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: We cannot all be great, but we can always attach ourselves to something that it great. We cannot all be great, but we can always attach ourselves to something that it great.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst. The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: It is cynicism and fear that freeze life; it is faith that thaws it out, releases it, sets it free. It is cynicism and fear that freeze life; it is faith that thaws it out, releases it, sets it free.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Picture yourself vividly as winning, and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success. Picture yourself vividly as winning, and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: No virtue is more universally accepted as a test of good character than trustworthiness . No virtue is more universally accepted as a test of good character than trustworthiness .
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Of all mad faiths maddest is the faith that we can get rid of faith. Of all mad faiths maddest is the faith that we can get rid of faith.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it. No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him. Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: In the foothills of the Himalayas, one hears the prayer: "Oh Lord, we know not what is good for us. You know what it is. For it we pray." In the foothills of the Himalayas, one hears the prayer: "Oh Lord, we know not what is good for us. You know what it is. For it we pray."
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis. Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: No one can be wrong with man and right with God. No one can be wrong with man and right with God.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: It is by acts (actions) and not by ideas (mere thoughts) that people [really] live. It is by acts (actions) and not by ideas (mere thoughts) that people [really] live.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Great living starts with a picture, held in your imagination, of what you would like to do or be. Great living starts with a picture, held in your imagination, of what you would like to do or be.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: He is a poor son whose sonship does not make him desire to serve all men's mothers. He is a poor son whose sonship does not make him desire to serve all men's mothers.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: No character is ultimately tested until it has suffered. No character is ultimately tested until it has suffered.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: I hate war ... for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it. I hate war ... for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Religion is something that only secondarily can be taught. It must must primarily be taught. Religion is something that only secondarily can be taught. It must must primarily be taught.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: The finest quality of our characters do not come from trying but from the mysterious and yet most effective capacity to be inspired. The finest quality of our characters do not come from trying but from the mysterious and yet most effective capacity to be inspired.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: It is not marriage that fails; it is people that fail. All that marriage does is to show people up. It is not marriage that fails; it is people that fail. All that marriage does is to show people up.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Atheism is a theoretical formulation of the discouraged life ... Atheism is a theoretical formulation of the discouraged life ...
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him. The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: [L]ife ceases to be a fraction and becomes an integer. [L]ife ceases to be a fraction and becomes an integer.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things. God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Every failure can be considered as a tragedy or a chance to learn something. The latter is healthier Every failure can be considered as a tragedy or a chance to learn something. The latter is healthier
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: We cannot restore integrity and morality to our society until each of us-singly and individually-takes responsibility for our actions. We cannot restore integrity and morality to our society until each of us-singly and individually-takes responsibility for our actions.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it. I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: One could almost phrase the motto of our modern civilization thus: Science is my shepherd; I shall not want. One could almost phrase the motto of our modern civilization thus: Science is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: One never finds life worth living. One always has to make it work living. One never finds life worth living. One always has to make it work living.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Happiness is not mostly pleasure, it is mostly victory. Happiness is not mostly pleasure, it is mostly victory.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to. Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: No man is the whole of himself; his friends are the rest of him. No man is the whole of himself; his friends are the rest of him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Life asks not merely what you can do; it asks how much can you endure and not be spoiled. Life asks not merely what you can do; it asks how much can you endure and not be spoiled.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Our power is not so much in us as through us. Our power is not so much in us as through us.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Opinions may be mistaken; love never is. Opinions may be mistaken; love never is.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: The stars are not so strange as the mind that studies them, analyzes their light, and measures their distance. The stars are not so strange as the mind that studies them, analyzes their light, and measures their distance.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go, cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward. He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go, cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: All intelligent faith in God has behind it a background of humble agnosticism. All intelligent faith in God has behind it a background of humble agnosticism.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: No man need stay the way he is. No man need stay the way he is.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Religion is not a burden, not a weight, it is wings. Religion is not a burden, not a weight, it is wings.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: Falsehood is never better than truth, theft better than honesty, treachery better than loyalty, cowardice better than courage. Falsehood is never better than truth, theft better than honesty, treachery better than loyalty, cowardice better than courage.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: What a testing of character adversity is. What a testing of character adversity is.
Harry Emerson Fosdick quotes: God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality. God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality.