43 Harry Emerson Fosdick Quotes

  • "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack."

    - Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: Examples


  • "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
    Topics: Reasoning


  • "No man is the whole of himself; his friends are the rest of him."

    - Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: Friendship


  • "A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package."

    - Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: Pride


  • "No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined."

    - Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: Perseverance, Discipline


  • "No man need stay the way he is."

    - Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: Life


  • "Life asks not merely what you can do; it asks how much can you endure and not be spoiled."

    - Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: Adversity, Life, Endurance


  • "We settle things by a majority vote, and the psychological effect of doing that is to create the impression that the majority is probably right. Of course, on any fine issue the majority is sure to be wrong. Think of taking a majority vote on the best music. Jazz would win over Chopin. Or on the best novel. Many cheap scribblers would win over Tolstoy. And any day a prizefight will get a bigger crowd, larger gate receipts and wider newspaper publicity than any new revelation of goodness, truth or beauty could hope to achieve in a century."

    - Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: Reasoning, Music


  • "We cannot all be great, but we can always attach ourselves to something that is great."

    - Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: Perseverance


  • "Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable."

    - Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: Fear, Healing


  • "All altruism springs from putting yourself in the other person's place."

    - Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: Compassion


  • "I hate war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatreds it arouses."

    - Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: War


  • "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
    Topics: Achievement


  • "Religion is not a burden, not a weight, it is wings."

    - Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: Religion


  • "No character is ultimately tested until it has suffered."

    - Harry Emerson Fosdick
    Topics: Suffering



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