33 Total Quotes

Josiah Strong Quotes

The time is coming when the pressure of population on the means of subsistence will be felt here as it is now felt in Europe and Asia. Then will the world enter upon a new stage of its history - the final competition of races, for which the Anglo-Saxon is being schooled.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman #Population

What if it should be God's plan to people the world with better and finer material?
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

Nothing more manifestly distinguishes the Anglo-Saxon than his intense and persistent energy, and he is developing in the United States an energy which, in eager activity and effectiveness, is peculiarly American. This is due partly to the fact that Americans are much better fed than Europeans, and partly to the undeveloped resources of a new country, but more largely to our climate, which acts as a constant stimulus.
Josiah Strong
#Energy

If I read not amiss, this powerful race will move down upon Mexico, down upon Central and South America, out upon the islands of the sea, over upon Africa and beyond. And can any one doubt that the results of this competition of races will be the "survival of the fittest?
Josiah Strong
#Survival #Doubt #Mexico #Africa #South America

America is to have the great preponderance of numbers and of wealth, and by the logic of events will follow the scepter of controlling influence.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

As a rule, our largest cities are the worst governed.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

Commercial distress in any great business center will the more surely create widespread disaster.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

For the same reason the saloon, together with the intemperance and the liquor power which it represents, is multiplied in the city.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

Furthermore, it is significant that the marked characteristics of this race are being here emphasized most.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

Here, also, has been evolved the form of government consistent with the largest possible civil liberty.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

Heretofore there has always been in the history of the world a comparatively unoccupied land westward, into which the crowded countries of the East have poured their surplus populations.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

If I read not amiss, this powerful race will move down upon Mexico, down upon Central and South America, out upon the islands of the sea, over upon Africa and beyond. And can any one doubt that the results of this competition of races will be the "survival of the fittest?"
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

In Europe the various ranks of society are, like the strata of the earth, fixed and fossilized. There can be no great change without a terrible upheaval, a social earthquake.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

It is not necessary to argue to those for whom I write that the two great needs of mankind, that all men may be lifted up into the light of the highest Christian civilization, are, first, a pure, spiritual Christianity, and second, civil liberty.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

It may be easily shown, and is of no small significance, that the two great ideas of which the Anglo-Saxon is the exponent are having a fuller development in the United States than in Great Britain.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

It seems to me that God, with infinite wisdom and skill, is training the Anglo-Saxon race for an hour sure to come in the world's future.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

Long before the thousand millions are here, the mighty centrifugal tendency, inherent in this stock and strengthened in the United States, will assert itself.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

Not only does the proportion of the poor increase with the growth of the city, but their condition becomes more wretched.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

Our aristocracy, unlike that of Europe, is open to all comers.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

Our fifty principal cities contain 39.3 per cent of our entire German population, and 45.8 per cent of the Irish. Our ten larger cities only nine per cent of the entire population, but 23 per cent of the foreign.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

The city has become a serious menace to our civilization... It has a peculiar attraction for the immigrant.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

The city is the nerve center of our civilization. It is also the storm center.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

The rich are richer, and the poor are poorer, in the city than elsewhere; and, as a rule, the greater are the riches of the rich and the poverty of the poor.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

There are no more new worlds. The unoccupied arable lands of the earth are limited, and will soon be taken.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman

There is abundant reason to believe that the Anglo-Saxon race is to be, is, indeed, already becoming, more effective here than in the mother country.
Josiah Strong
#American Clergyman