Harry Emerson Fosdick Quotes

All altruism springs from putting yourself in the other person's place.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Picture yourself vividly as winning, and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success.

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

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it

Harry Emerson Fosdick

No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Nothing else matters much -- not wealth, nor learning, nor even health -- without this gift: the spiritual capacity to keep zest in living. This is the creed of creeds, the final deposit and distillation of all important faiths: that you should be able to believe in life.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

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

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

Harry Emerson Fosdick

I hate war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatreds it arouses, for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it. I hate war, and never again will I sanction or support another.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

I hate war... for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles

Harry Emerson Fosdick
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