Harry Emerson Fosdick
The tragedy of war is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst.
I hate war… for the dictatorships it puts in the place of democracies, and for the starvation that stalks after it.
Religion is not a burden, not a weight, it is wings.
I hate war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and propagates, for the undying hatreds it arouses.
Whatever you laugh at in others, laughs at yourself.
He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end.
Preaching is personal counseling on a group basis.
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.
We cannot all be great, but we can always attach ourselves to something that it great.
God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality.
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go, cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward.
The world is moving so fast these days that the one who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Life asks not merely what you can do; it asks how much can you endure and not be spoiled.
Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.