TOP 20 Harry Emerson Fosdick Quotes

TOP 20 Harry Emerson Fosdick Quotes.
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“Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (00:00)

“No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (00:07)

“No man is the whole of himself; his friends are the rest of him.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (00:14)

“In the foothills of the Himalayas, one hears the prayer: “Oh Lord, we know not what is good for us. You know what it is. For it we pray.””
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (00:21)

“All intelligent faith in God has behind it a background of humble agnosticism.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (00:28)

“Opinions may be mistaken; love never is.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (00:35)

“The tragedy of war is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (00:42)

“He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (00:49)

“He is a poor patriot whose patriotism does not enable him to understand how all men everywhere feel about their altars and their hearthstones, their flag and their fatherland.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (00:56)

“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 (01:03)

“One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world – making the most of one’s best.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (01:10)

“Every failure can be considered as a tragedy or a chance to learn something. The latter is healthier.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (01:17)

“I renounce war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatred it arouses, for the dictatorships it puts in place of democracy, for the starvation that stalks after it. I renounce war, and never again, directly or indirectly, will I sanction or support another.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (01:24)

“We cannot restore integrity and morality to our society until each of us-singly and individually-takes responsibility for our actions.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (01:31)

“Always take a job that is too big for you.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (01:38)

“Happiness is not mostly pleasure, it is mostly victory.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (01:45)

“Every great scientist becomes a great scientist because of the inner self-abnegation with which he stands before truth, saying: “Not my will, but thine, be done.” What, then, does a man mean by saying, Science displaces religion, when in this deep sense science itself springs from religion?”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (01:52)

“No virtue is more universally accepted as a test of good character than trustworthiness .”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (01:59)

“Of all mad faiths maddest is the faith that we can get rid of faith.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (02:06)

“Falsehood is never better than truth, theft better than honesty, treachery better than loyalty, cowardice better than courage.”
— Harry Emerson Fosdick (02:13)

Music credit: Easy Day – Kevin MacLeod


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