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Harry Emerson Fosdick
1878 - 1969

American minister, pastor for many years of New York's Riverside Church, liberal activist

No man can be wrong with man and be right with God.

[Racism] Hating other people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.

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

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.

from a sermon
Liberty is always dangerous - but it is the safest thing we have.

He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end.

No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.