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Humility Success Quotes Praise

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Contributed By: Thomas Bevers | Date Posted: 2019-10-16

Scripture: Philippians 4:13

Author: Thomas Bevers


(Said by Stacey King, after Michael Jordan scored a career-high 69 points and Stacey King scored 1 point against the Cavaliers.)



We can go two ways with this quote. There are times we think way too much of ourselves and we claim more credit than we deserve.

But there are other times when we remember whose team we are on. If I ever played basketball, it would make all the difference being on Michael Jordon's team; if football, Tom Brady's team, if baseball, Ty Cobb's team. 

Since we have believed, you and I have been on Jesus' team.  As such, we must humbly remember to give Him the credit for any good that takes place in our lives. 

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing" (John 15:5). 

Success Quotes

Success Quotes Success Failure

Source: Various

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-05-27

Author: Various


“Success is a poor measure of success.” [Dr. Mitchell Dillon (1959 - ), founder and chief editor, Grounded In Grace Ministries, Illustration Exchange.]

“The only thing that needs to change for you life to become a complete success is your heart.” [Dr. Mitchell Dillon (1959 - ), founder and chief editor, Grounded In Grace Ministries, Illustration Exchange.]

“We define success by our circumstances, while God defines success by our response to our circumstances.” [Dr. Mitchell Dillon (1959 - ), founder and chief editor, Grounded In Grace Ministries, Illustration Exchange.]

“On the spiritual journey, how we endure suffering is more important than how we enjoy success.” [Dr. Mitchell Dillon (1959 - ), founder and chief editor, Grounded In Grace Ministries, Illustration Exchange.]

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value.” [Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics.]

"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." [Vidal Sassoon (1928 - 2012) was a British and American hairstylist, businessman, and philanthropist.]

“The important thing is: To be able to at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” [Charles Dubois was a French critic (1882 - 1939), considered a notable essayist.]

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” [Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955, having been the inspiration to guide his country the ravages of WWII.]

“Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.” [Arnold H. Glasow (1905 -1998) started his own business just after the Great Depression running a humor magazine that he marketed to firms nationally.]

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” [George S. Patton (1885-1945), one of America’s most beloved generals and war heroes, was a senior officer of the United States Army, who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean and European Theaters of World War II.]

“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” [Jim Rohn (1930 – 2009) was an American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker who based his teaching on his own rags to riches story.]

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” [Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968) was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and famed leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.]

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” [Albert Schweitzer (1876 -1965) was a Nobel prize winning French-German theologian, organist, philosopher, and physician.]

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” [David Brinkley (1920-2003) was an American newscaster for NBC and ABC in a career lasting from 1943 to 1997.]

“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.” [Saint Augustine (354 - 4300 was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced and shaped the development of Western Christianity and philosophy.]

“If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.” [W. C. Fields (1880 -1946) was an American comedian, actor, writer.]

“He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;

Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;

Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;

Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it;

Who has left the world better than he found it,

Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;

Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;

Whose life was an inspiration;

Whose memory a benediction.”

[Bessie Anderson Stanley (1879 – 1952) was an American writer.]

“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” [W.P. Kinsella (1935 - ) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer, best known for his novel Shoeless Joe, which was adapted into the movie Field of Dreams in 1989.]


Many of the above quotes have their own points of application. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Illustration Exchange.

Christ Our Captain

Victory Jesus, Messiah Jesus, Savior

Source: Band of Brothers Miniseries

Contributed By: Shane Waldron | Date Posted: 2020-05-07

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:22 ; Romans 5:19

Author: Shane Waldron


In one scene of the miniseries Band of Brothers, Easy Company was making an assault on the town of Foy, which was occupied by the Germans. At this point in the war, they had a captain who was completely incompetent. And he made a decision that resulted in the death of a lot of men under his command.

Easy Company got separated, they stopped advancing, and they were caught in no man’s land. They were like sheep without a shepherd. They were facing enemy fire and being hammered by artillery. Men were dying left and right.

The Major, who was over the entire battalion, was standing off from the battle, watching all of this unfold. He told his best captain to get in there and replace the incompetent guy who was leading his men to slaughter. So the best captain in the battalion grabbed his gun and ran toward the battle. He ran right through enemy fire and connected with Easy Company.

The first thing he did was relieve the other captain of his command. Then he regrouped the men and gave them a new strategy. They continued the assault, and he led them to victory. On that day he became the new captain of Easy Company, and he remained their commanding officer for the rest of the war.


Our first captain was Adam. When he ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he made a decision that resulted in the death of every person under his command. God the Father was up in heaven, watching all of this unfold. And he told his best Captain - his only begotten Son - to get in there and relieve Adam of his command.

The Father sent Jesus into the world to undo everything Adam had done. And through His perfect life, His sacrificial death, and His bodily resurrection, Jesus Christ leads every person under his command to victory. 

"For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous" (Romans 5:19). 

Win or Lose

Success Christlikeness Selfless

Contributed By: Charles Schuyler | Date Posted: 2020-02-01

Scripture: Philippians 2:3 ; Philippians 2:5

Author: Carlos Arribas

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Setting Your Mark

Followership Discipleship Goal Setting

Contributed By: Joe Palmer | Date Posted: 2019-09-15

Scripture: Hebrews 12:2 ; 1 Corinthians 11:1

Author: Joe Palmer

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The Town That Banned Death

Death Sin Nature Victory

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2018-04-25

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:54

Author: Illustration Exchange

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A Lesson In Stacking Priorities

Priorities Love for God Success

Contributed By: Jason Sommerfeldt | Date Posted: 2017-10-07

Scripture: Matthew 22:37 ; Matthew 6:33

Author: Jason Sommerfeldt

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Are You A Hypermiler?

Evangelism Discipline (Self) Goal Setting

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2016-08-24

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 9:22 ; Hebrews 12:2

Author: Illustration Exchange

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I May Be Small, But God Is Backing Me Up

Power Success Boldness

Contributed By: Roger Teal | Date Posted: 2016-02-14

Scripture: Judges 6:12 ; 2 Corinthians 12:10

Author: Roger Teal

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Sharing In Jesus' Victory

Victory Salvation Law (of God)

Contributed By: Chris Horton | Date Posted: 2016-01-19

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 2:14 ; Luke 9:51


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