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Harry Emerson Fosdick
May 24, 1878 - October 5, 1969
Nationality: American
Category: Clergyman
Subcategory: American Clergyman

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.


The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.


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


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


We cannot all be great, but we can always attach ourselves to something that it great.


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.

    Topics: Courage

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.


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


He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go, cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward.


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


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