Facts about Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Harry Emerson Fosdick was a famous Clergyman from USA, who lived between May 24, 1878 and October 5, 1969. He/she became 91 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Harry, under the main topics: Business, Change.

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Famous quotes by Harry Emerson Fosdick (32)


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"Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to"
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"Religion is not a burden, not a weight, it is wings"
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"Our power is not so much in us as through us"
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"Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have"
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"It is by acts and not by ideas that people live"
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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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"Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat"
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"God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality"
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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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"Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to"
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"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"
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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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"Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it"
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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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"We cannot all be great, but we can always attach ourselves to something that it great"
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"Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment do to us but in what we make out of what they do to us"
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"God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things"
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"Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it"
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"Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis"
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"Picture yourself vividly as winning, and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success"
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"I hate war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatreds it arouses"
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"Whatever you laugh at in others, laughs at yourself"
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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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"Life asks not merely what you can do; it asks how much can you endure and not be spoiled"
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"He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go, cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward"
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"The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him"
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"Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people"
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"A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package"
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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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"The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst"
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"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"


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