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Harry Emerson Fosdick Quotes and Sayings
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No man is the whole of himself;
his friends are the rest of him.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Life consists not simply in what heredity and environment
do to us but in what we make out of what they do to us.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are
extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Picture yourself vividly as winning,
and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick


 

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.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

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

God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Whatever you laugh at in others, laughs at yourself.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go,
cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing,
cannot go forward.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Life asks not merely what you can do;
it asks how much can you endure and not be spoiled.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

We cannot all be great, but we can always attach ourselves
to something that it great.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Our power is not so much in us as through us.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

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

Every human life involves an unfathomable mystery,
for man is the riddle of the universe,
and the riddle of man in his endowment with personal capacities.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

I hate war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates,
for the undying hatreds it arouses.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Religion is not a burden, not a weight,
it is wings.
- 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

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

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

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

Imagine ... Imagine no religion.
- John Lennon

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

Can you imagine a life with no fear?
What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?
- Max Lucado

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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