Norman Vincent Peale quotes

Who is Norman Vincent Peale?

American minister and self-help author known for his book The Power of Positive Thinking.

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Norman Vincent Peale quotes

“A book is a present that you can open again and again.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“Americans used to roar like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. Make all your friends feel there is something special in them. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only the best, be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“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

“Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.”

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

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

Norman Vincent Peale

“Enthusiasm spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“Focus on people and the needs they have.”

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 The Power of Positive Thinking

“He who always keeps his head will get ahead.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“If you want a quality, act as if you already have it. If you want to be courageous, act as if you were - and as you act and persevere in acting, so you tend to become.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“Imagination is the true magic carpet.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“It's always too early to quit.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“It’s a strange principle but it’s true, nevertheless, that those who give the most have the most of whatever they give.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“Live your life and forget your age.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“People who are able to turn criticism into a positive situation are going to attract friends.”

Norman Vincent Peale The Amazing Results of Positive Thinking

“People who belittle people, will be little people, and will accomplish very little.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“Remember that "Help us grow this grass" is a far more effective sign than "Keep off the grass".”

Norman Vincent Peale

“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“The hammer shatters glass but forges steel.”

Norman Vincent Peale The Amazing Results of Positive Thinking

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

Norman Vincent Peale

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

Norman Vincent Peale The Power of Positive Thinking

“The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.”

Norman Vincent Peale The Power of Positive Thinking

“The world in which you live is not primarily determined by outward conditions and circumstances but by the thoughts that habitually occupy your mind.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“We are beginning to comprehend a basic truth hitherto neglected, that our physical condition is determined very largely by our emotional condition, and our emotional life is profoundly regulated by our thought life.”

Norman Vincent Peale The Power of Positive Thinking

“What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“When you get up in the morning, you have two choices - either to be happy or to be unhappy. Just choose to be happy.”

Norman Vincent Peale

“You become a worrier by practicing worry. You become free of worry by practicing the opposite…”

Norman Vincent Peale