Norman Vincent Peale quotes

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“It's always too early to quit.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don't take yourself so seriously.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk too much.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Change yourself and your work will seem different.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“We tend to get what we expect.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma, but by a simple belief in the person of Christ.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it's more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence. ”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

“Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.”

— Norman Vincent Peale
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