Harry Emerson Fosdick Quotes
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Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis.
It is magnificent to grow old, if a man keeps young.
War's tragedy is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.
Liberty is always dangerous—but it is the safest thing we have.
A person completely wrapped up in himself makes a small package.
No man is the whole of himself; his friends are the rest of him.
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
God is not a cosmic bell-boy for whom we can press a button to get things done.
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
Life is like a library owned by an author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
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.
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack, and subconsciously, beneath their condescension, deeply wish they had.
Self-pity gets you nowhere. But insight to see that something can be done with the second-bests and adventurous daring to try might be a handle to take hold of.
The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth.
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.
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.
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.
No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No steam 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.
The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are made of the same water. It flows down, clean and cool, from the heights of Herman and the roots of the cedars of Lebanon. the Sea of Galilee makes beauty of it, the Sea of Galilee has an outlet. It gets to give. It gathers in its riches that it may pour them out again to fertilize the Jordan plain. But the Dead Sea with the same water makes horror. For the Dead Sea has no outlet. It gets to keep.
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.