Quotes by Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Don't simply retire from something have something to retire to.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye, and you will be drawn toward it.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Life is a library owned by an author. It has a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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 Emerson Fosdick

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Mannon is the largest slave-holder in the world.

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I wonder if the polite thing to do is always the right thing to do. When I met the family from Japan, they all bowed. I pretended like I was going to bow, but then I just kept going and flipped over on my back. I did this five times. I think they got the point.

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