Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

Who is Norman Vincent Peale?

Norman Vincent Peale was an American minister and self-help author known for his book on manifestation called 'The Power of Positive Thinking'.

Born May 31, 1898
Died December 24, 1993

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Best 47 Quotes by Norman Vincent Peale | Page 1 of 2

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“Enthusiasm spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”

“Focus on people and the needs they have.”

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

“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.”

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

“Imagination is the true magic carpet.”

“It's always too soon to quit.”

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

“Live your life and forget your age.”

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“Another word used to describe the opposite of love is disapproval. If you're disapproving of anyone or anything, the negative, disapproving energy is in you. By long practiced habit, you've gotten the idea that disapproving of yourself or others is Ok, that it does something for you. Look close and you'll see it runs you into the ditch.”

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“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.”

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

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

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

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“People need each other and think it is love. There's no hanging on to, or fencing in, of the other one when one loves.”


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