43 Harry Emerson Fosdick Quotes

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No character is ultimately tested until it has suffered.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

42
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.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick




41
The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

40
The real war is inward of which the outer action is but the echo and reverberation.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

39
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick




38
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.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

37
God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

36
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

35
Nothing in human life, least of all in religion, is ever right until it is beautiful.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

34
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.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

33
Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

32
Whatever you laugh at in others, laughs at yourself.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

31
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.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

30
I hate war... for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

29
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Consider how impossible nobility of character would be if our goodness were untried innocence instead of victorious virtue.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

27
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.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

26
God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

25
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.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick




24
It is not marriage that fails; it is people that fail. All that marriage does is to show them up.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

23
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

22
Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

21
The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

20
Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

19
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

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