Harry Fosdick

1878 - 1979

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

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 Fosdick (1878 - 1979)

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

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Of all mad faiths maddest is the faith that we can get rid of faith.

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on dedication, discipline, and life

No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.

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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.

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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.

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on danger and liberty

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.

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

He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determine the end.

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

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Always take a job that is too big for you.

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on change, christianity, and profit

Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.

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A Quote by Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D. on character, circumstances, courage, faith, seriousness, soul, and world

Nothing in this world is more inspiring than a soul up against crippling circumstances who carries it off with courage and faith and undefeated character-nothing! See Light From Many Lamps, edited by L. E. Watson, article by H. E. Fosdick, pp. 93-94 re: a serious cripple who succeeded.

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