Harry Emerson Fosdick Quotes

Who the Hell is Harry Emerson Fosdick?

Harry Emerson Fosdick was an American pastor. Fosdick became a central figure in the Fundamentalist–Modernist controversy within American Protestantism in the 1920s and 1930s.

Born May 24, 1878
Died October 05, 1969

Books by Harry Emerson Fosdick


Best 14 Quotes by Harry Emerson Fosdick

“Always take a job that is too big for you.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Harry Emerson Fosdick

“Every failure can be considered as a tragedy or a chance to learn something. The latter is healthier.”

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

“It is magnificent to grow old, if one keeps young.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick

“It is not marriage that fails; it is people that fail. All that marriage does is to show people up.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick

“No man need stay the way he is.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Answers to Real Problems Quotes

“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
Answers to Real Problems

As I See Religion Quotes

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

Harry Emerson Fosdick
As I See Religion

Living Under Tension Quotes

“No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick
Living Under Tension

Riverside Sermons Quotes

“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.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick
Riverside Sermons

“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
Riverside Sermons

The Real Problems of Real People Quotes

“A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.”

Harry Emerson Fosdick
The Real Problems of Real People

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