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Robert Schuller was born in Alton, Iowa in 1926. A Protestant minister turned television evangelist, Schuller made headlines in 1955 when he preached to his congregation in a drive-in movie theater; his large congregation was apparently busting at the seams of his Los Angeles church. From there, Schuller collected donations to build a multimillion dollar facility in the southern California called the “Crystal Cathedral,” from which he now preaches for the Reformed Church of America. In 1970, he began a popular television ministry, preaching in weekly hour shows called the “Hour of Power.”

“Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.”

“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.”

“Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure… it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.”

“You will never win if you never begin.”

“If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.”

“Life is but a moment, death also is but another.”

“Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don’t know how to quit.”

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”

“If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless.”

“God’s delays are not God’s denials.”

“The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is.”

“Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.”

“The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.”

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”

“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?”

“Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.”

“Faith is affirming success before it comes. Faith is making claims to victory before it is achieved.”

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