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15 Famous Quotes by Harry Emerson Fosdick
5/24/1878 - 10/5/1969
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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.

Mystery Quotes, by Harry Emerson Fosdick

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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.

Science Quotes, by Harry Emerson Fosdick

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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.

Bitterness Quotes, by Harry Emerson Fosdick

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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.

Mystery Quotes, by Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.

Democracy Quotes, by Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Retirement Quotes, by Harry Emerson Fosdick

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A good sermon is an engineering operation by which a chasm is bridged so that the spiritual goods on one side-the 'unsearchable riches of Christ' - are actually transported into personal lives upon the other.

Sermons Quotes, by 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.

Heredity Quotes, by Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.

Possibilities Quotes, by Harry Emerson Fosdick

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The men of faith might claim for their positions ancient tradition, practical usefulness, and spiritual desirability, but one query could prick all such bubbles: Is it scientific? That question has searched religion for contraband goods, stripped it of old superstitions, forced it to change its categories of thought and methods of work, and in general has so cowed and scared religion that many modern-minded believers... instinctively throw up their hands at the mere whisper of it... When a prominent scientist comes out strongly for religion, all the churches thank Heaven and take courage, as though it were the highest possible compliment to God to have Eddington believe in Him. Science has become the arbiter of this generation's thought, until to call even a prophet and a seer 'scientific' is to cap the climax of praise.

Christianity Quotes, by Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Business Quotes, by Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Change Quotes, by Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Choice Quotes, by Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

God Quotes, by Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Liberty Quotes, by Harry Emerson Fosdick

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