Harry Emerson Fosdick

No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara ever turned light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

It is cynicism and fear that freezes life; it is faith that thaws it out, releases it, sets it free. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

No virtue is more universally accepted as a test of good character than trustworthiness.  - Harry Emerson Fosdick

Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth. - Harry Emerson Fosdick, The Living of These Days, 1