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Harry Emerson Fosdick
Harry Emerson Fosdick
(1878 - 1969)
American clergyman.
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Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick | Cynicism Quotes
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick | Democracy Quotes
God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick | God Quotes
Liberty is always dangerous - but it is the safest thing we have.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick | Liberty and Human Rights Quotes
Nothing in human life, least of all in religion, is ever right until it is beautiful.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick | Religion Quotes
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 | Faith and Fear Quotes
Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick | Forgiveness Quotes
All altruism springs from putting yourself in the other person's place.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick | Helping Other People 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.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick | Faith and Unity Quotes
God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick | Prayer Quotes
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 | Self-Knowledge Quotes
Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick | Creating Positive Change Quotes
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 | Success and Happiness Quotes
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick | Risks Quotes
No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No steam or gas ever 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 | Concentration Quotes
Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. Bitterness paralyzes life; love empowers it. Bitterness sours life; love sweetens it. Bitterness sickens life; love heals it. Bitterness blinds life; love anoints its eyes.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick | Faith Quotes
God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick | Religion Quotes


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