43 Harry Emerson Fosdick Quotes

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No character is ultimately tested until it has suffered.
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The world is moving so fast these days that the one who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
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Nothing in human life, least of all in religion, is ever right until it is beautiful.
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Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
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The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.
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The real war is inward of which the outer action is but the echo and reverberation.
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Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
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Rebellion against your handicaps gets you nowhere. Self-pity gets you nowhere. One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world-making the most of one's best.
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God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things.
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It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
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There need not be in religion, or music, or art, or love, or goodness, anything that is against reason; but never while the sun shines will we get great religion, or music, or art, or love, or goodness, without going beyond reason.
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Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
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Whatever you laugh at in others, laughs at yourself.
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Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery, for man is the riddle of the universe, and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities.
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I hate war... for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it.
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He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end.
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Consider how impossible nobility of character would be if our goodness were untried innocence instead of victorious virtue.
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He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
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God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality.
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To keep the Golden Rule we must put ourselves in other people's places, but to do that consists in and depends upon picturing ourselves in their places.
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It is not marriage that fails; it is people that fail. All that marriage does is to show them up.
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Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
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Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis.
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The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.
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Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.
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