Harry Fosdick

1878 - 1979

A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D.

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on adventurous, daring, accept, oneself, bundle of possibilities, possibilities, undertake, interesting, game, world, make the most, and best

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 Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on chance, earth, jesus, and thought

One of the most amazing things ever said on this earth is Jesus's statement: "He that is greatest among you shall be your servant." Nobody has one chance in a billion of being thought really great after a century has passed except those who have been the servants of all. That strange realist from Bethlehem knew that.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on accuracy, change, courage, cowardice, ethics, facts, falsehood, fidelity, honesty, life, love, loyalty, persistence, science, theft, and truth

Granted the endless variations of moral customs, still the essential standards persist. As in a scientific laboratory, all else may change but the standards are unalterable- disinterested love of truth, fidelity to facts, accuracy in measurement, exactness of verification-so, in life as a whole, the towering ethical criteria remain unshaken. Falsehood is never better than truth, theft better than than honesty, treachery better than loyalty, cowardice better than courage.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on tragedy and war

The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on bitterness, life, and love

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on life, mind, mystery, and world

I would rather live in a world where life is surrounded by mystery, than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on age, atoms, blessings, christianity, courage, day, failure, faith, god, hope, men, nations, patience, and rudeness

It is going to be a long, hard haul; it will require patience, courage, faith that hangs on when hope fails, if we are to tame the rude barbarity of man, so that the atomic age becomes a blessing, not a curse. There never was such a day for the Christian gospel. God help us all in these years ahead to make that gospel live in men and nations!

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on bitterness, generations, imagination, life, and people

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. If we had the imagination to do that there would be fewer families estranged by misunderstanding between the older and the younger generations, fewer bitter judgments would pass our lips, fewer racial, national and class prejudices would stain our lives.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on people

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Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.

Harry Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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