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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.

— Harry Emerson Fosdick

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Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.

— Harry Emerson Fosdick


The all but unanimous judgment seems to be that we, the democracies, are just as responsible for the rise of the dictators as the dictatorships themselves, and perhaps more so.

— Harry Emerson Fosdick


Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.

— Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

— Harry Emerson Fosdick

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A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.

— Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

— Harry Emerson Fosdick

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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

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

— Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

— Harry Emerson Fosdick

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About Harry Emerson Fosdick

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While attending Colgate University he joined the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1903 at the Madison Avenue Baptist Church at 31st Street.

Fosdick became a central figure in the Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy within American Protestantism in the 1920s and 1930s and was one of the most prominent liberal ministers of the early 20th Century. Although a Baptist he was guest preacher in New York City at First Presbyterian Church on West Twelfth Street and then at the historic interdenominational Riverside Church. Harry Emerson Fosdick (May 24 1878 – October 5 1969) was an American pastor.

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