The Roman Catholic Church isn't going to change its theologies.

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly.

Today's accomplishments were yesterday's impossibilities.

I was called to start a mission, not a church. There is a difference.

You can often measure a person by the size of his dream.

Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time.

Every achiever I have ever met says My life turned around when I began to believe in me.

There are two views of interpreting the Bible in America: that every word is literally the truth without qualification, and then the other view is, it's called plenary inspiration, which holds that all religious truth taught in the Bible is true from God, but each word is not necessarily interpreted literally.

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

God's delays are not God's denials.

I want to build friendships. I want to come across as being a good illustration of what Jesus is like.

I have had more honors than I've deserved and more rewards than I expected. It can be tempting just to say, 'Well, I'm going to retire.' But what would I do then? Sit in a chair and watch TV? Don't let fulfillment throw away your tomorrow.

I'm very proud of all my children. They all have Christian families; they read the Bible; they pray; the kids go to Sunday school; they know the Ten Commandments by heart. That's my greatest honor, and I couldn't do anything to glorify God that could surpass that. That's very meaningful.

Build a dream and the dream will build you.

The real minister's name that we honor is Jesus, not Schuller.

I think that there are cancers of the body, but I think they are what I would call cancer of the emotional system, too. These are the kind of diseases or illnesses or sicknesses of the emotional system that are as incurable as cancer.

Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest.

A lack of resources may slow you down, but don't let it make you throw away a big idea. Give God five years, ten years, fifteen years, twenty years, twenty-five years, thirty years, forty years, or more. Give God all the time He needs to bring the resources to you!

You are what you think about all day long.

Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities.

It is unfulfilled dreams that keep you alive.

Our greatest lack is not money for any undertaking, but rather ideas, If the ideas are good, cash will somehow flow to where it is needed.

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.

Success is never certain. Failure is never final.

Tough times never last, but tough people do.

When you can't solve the problem, manage it.

My family and I would never receive royalties on the revenue that my materials brought into the church; materials that were created on our own personal time.

We all know that a church is not a building.

If you're going to counsel people - and that's all my ministry is, it's a counseling ministry more than anything else - people have to believe that they can trust you and that they can listen to you, that you're going to try to help them and not just politically try to convert them to your views.

Probably the one Bible passage that is read by Jews and Roman Catholics, Protestants, Islam, more than any other chapter is Psalm 23. And in Psalm 23 there is a verse that says, 'Surely, yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.'

A mission is a place where you ask nonbelievers to come and find faith and hope and feel love.

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

Press on. Obstacles are seldom the same size tomorrow as they are today.

The Crystal Cathedral is not an attempt to be an architectural ego-statement. It's probably the ultimate spiritual and psychological statement that could be made in architectural terms.

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

I built my church on Easter services, Christmas Eve services, and Norman Vincent Peale.

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

Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.

You never suffer from a money problem, you always suffer from an idea problem.

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

Turn your scars into stars.

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

I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.

Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.

Anybody who succeeds is helping people. The secret to success is find a need and fill it; find a hurt and heal it; find a problem and solve it.

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail.

Jesus never called a human being a sinner.

You will suddenly realize that the reason you never changed before was because you didn't want to.

Doomed are the hotheads! Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, I'm sorry.