The Rev. Robert H. Schuller’s popularity in the pulpit and as an author is tied in part to his pithy and memorable sayings that emphasize a positive, “can do” attitude. They are frequently repeated by his followers. Some of these “Schullerisms” are printed on pens, coffee mugs and other items that his TV ministry mails to viewers who send contributions to the weekly “Hour of Power” broadcast. A sampler:
Tough times never last . . . but tough people do!
Let go and let God!
Never let a problem become an excuse.
When faced with a mountain, I will not quit! I will keep on striving until I climb over, find a pass through, tunnel underneath--or simply stay and turn the mountain into a gold mine, with God’s help!
Any fool can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in one seed.
I will bloom where I am planted today!
Don’t kill the dream--execute it!
Turn your scars into stars!
When proof is possible, faith becomes impossible.
Go for it. Give it a try. You might surprise yourself and succeed.
It takes guts . . . to leave the ruts!
Unless I am expandable, I am expendable.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
God can do great things through the person who doesn’t care who gets the credit.
Faith is adopting an orphan; it’s buying without a warranty; it’s paying in advance; it’s ordering from a foreign menu; it’s traveling away from home without reservations.
Measure a person by the stretch of his imagination.
Once an idea becomes a word, it will come to life.
God is in the details.
When you think you have exhausted all the possibilities, remember this--you haven’t!
I don’t want my way--I want to be a success.
The talent to smile is given to every living human being.
The cross is a positive symbol of success, not a negative reminder of failure.
Faith is aligning yourself with the up-and-comers. God loves you, and so do I.