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Robert Schuller

Crystal Cathedral

Robert Schuller: I was four years and 11 months old. My mother's brother, who was a Princeton graduate, came home from years of working in China, met me, ruffled my hair, and said, "So you're Robert are you? You are going to be a preacher when you grow up." I said, "Oh, thank you, Uncle Henry." And, I took it as a divine declaration. It wasn't a question. It was a prophetic statement, and I bought it, hook, line and sinker.
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Robert Schuller

Crystal Cathedral

Up until my work, I think, the history of theology would say that Christian theology taught that sin is a free choice that we make to rebel against God. And, I did not accept that. It did not make sense. I said, "Why would intelligent people -- educated people, smart people -- rebel against a God that we say, loves us? It doesn't make sense." So that led me to a theology of self esteem and more arrows in the back. You can tell who the leader is; he's got the arrows in the back.
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Richard Schultes

The Father of Modern Ethnobotany

And, the professor had put out on a bookshelf over there, six books. He said, "Instead of a laboratory, this week I want you to read one of these books." I must have been very busy, so I flew over and I picked out the smallest book. That book changed my life. It was written by a physiological psychologist, Heinrick Kluver, on the peyote cactus. I got so excited about this, this beautifully written book that I went to Professor Ames, and I said, "Do you think I could write my undergraduate thesis -- we have to have for honors an undergraduate thesis here -- on peyote?" I had made a report on that book, and I said, "This is what I want to go into."
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Norman Schwarzkopf

Commander, Operation Desert Storm

I did not come into the Army to be a lieutenant, or a captain, or a major. I always thought I was going to be a General. At least I intended to be a General. If I started pumping gas, I would want to be the CEO of Shell Oil. Okay? So I always aimed high, my sights were always set very high.
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