- Cotton Mather prayed several hours a day for 20 years for revival. It came (the Great Awakening) the year after his death.
- William Wilberforce fought for 55 years to abolish slavery in England and the British Empire. It came as he lay on his deathbed.
- Did you hear about the guy who is both a taxidermist and a veterinarian? He has a sign on his door: “Either way, you get your dog back.” - Contributed by Beth L. Mack, Readers Digest, May 1996, p. 67.