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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
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ILLUSTRATION

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

 

APPLICATION

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
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ILLUSTRATION

“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.]

APPLICATION

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

Real Success Is Always Attainable

Success Discouragement Submission

Source: Stories To Touch The Heart by Russ Lawson, p. 65

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2021-10-01

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:8

Author: Mother Teresa / Illustration Exchange
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ILLUSTRATION

"No, I do not become discouraged.  You see, God has not called me to a ministry of success. He has called me to a ministry of mercy."

- Mother Teresa

APPLICATION

Mother Teresa possessed a clear understanding of God's priority versus the world's priorities.  She understood that real success is doing God's will. As a result, she was protected from two tragic errors: First, she avoided the temptation to waste her life on things that don't really matter. Second, she avoided the discouragement that comes from failing to experience the world's idea of success.

One of the wonderful things about living for God is that when we seek His will, we seek something that is always completely attainable.

Mother Teresa might have had cause to become discouraged if she had allowed the world to define success for her.  But, since she left that to God, success was always within her reach.  

"The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God's service; you are God's field, God's building" (1 Corinthians 3:8-9).

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Christ Our Captain

Victory Jesus, Messiah Jesus, Savior

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

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

Author: Shane Waldron
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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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