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QUOTE: "God doesn't promise success, and we must remember that there is no success without sacrifice. There will be complaints and criticisms. You must not let that infect your spirit. … It's tough being the leader. Leadership has its price. Nobody else wants to do it. Nobody else dares to do it. … I'm surprised this church is still here at a time when the secular pressures are so strong. There are no cultural movements right now to give us momentum like they did about 40 years ago." β€”83-year-old Crystal Cathedral founder Robert H. Schuller, addressing the church's leadership after officials announced the church would be selling a 150-acre ranch property and an office complex, laying off at least 50 more employees and canceling the church's traditional "Glory of Easter" pageantβ€”all due to an unexpected 27 percent decline in revenue [ocregister.com, 1/31/10]

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