Harry Emerson Fosdick

Harry Emerson Fosdick

American minister

Lived from: 1878-1969

Category: Politics

Quotes: Harry Emerson Fosdick

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    A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.
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    Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it.
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    Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
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    Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
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    Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
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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.
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    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.
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    Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye and you will be drawn toward it. Picture yourself vividly as winning and that alone will contribute immeasurably to success. Great living starts with a picture, held in your imagination, of what you would like to do or be.
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    Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
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    No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
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    Our power is not so much in us as through us.
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    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.
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