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Harry Emerson Fosdick Quotes: It is not marriage that fails; it is people that fail. All that marriage does is to show people up.
         

It is not marriage that fails; it is people that fail. All that marriage does is to show people up.


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No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.



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Prayer opens our lives for God so his will can be done in and through us, because in true prayer we habitually put ourselves into the attitude of willingness to do whatever God wills.



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