Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale on change
270

Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.

Norman Vincent Peale on belief
167

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

Norman Vincent Peale on answer
157

Life's blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.

Norman Vincent Peale on enthusiasm
122

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

Norman Vincent Peale on attract
97

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.

Norman Vincent Peale on enthusiasm
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It's always too soon to quit.

It's always too early to quit.

Norman Vincent Peale on motivational
54

Live your life and forget your age.

Norman Vincent Peale on age
43

In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.

Norman Vincent Peale on difficulty
31

It is a fact that you project what you are.

Norman Vincent Peale on chance
28

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

Norman Vincent Peale on procrastination
22

We tend to get what we expect.

Norman Vincent Peale on expectation
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The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.

About Norman Vincent Peale

Name Norman Vincent Peale
Quotes 63 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Clergyman
Birthday October 16
About Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (1898–1993) was a minister and author (most notably of The Power of Positive Thinking) and a progenitor of the theory of "positive thinking".Peale was born in Bowersville, Ohio. He graduated from Bellefontaine High School, Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Top topics life, mind, enthusiasm, world, belief

First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, I believe, three times.

Norman Vincent Peale on belief
14

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

Norman Vincent Peale on poverty
14

Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.

Norman Vincent Peale on planning
13

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

Norman Vincent Peale on serenity
12

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

Norman Vincent Peale on praise
12

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

Norman Vincent Peale on prayer
9
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Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact.

Norman Vincent Peale on defeat
8

Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk to much.

Norman Vincent Peale on speeches
6

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.

Norman Vincent Peale on simplicity
6

Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.

Norman Vincent Peale on heart
5

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 on learning
4

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

Norman Vincent Peale on understanding
3

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 on resentment
3

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 on expectation
3

Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.

Norman Vincent Peale on praise
3

Change yourself and your work will seem different.

Norman Vincent Peale on change
3

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 on experience
3

Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.

Norman Vincent Peale on promises
3

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.

Norman Vincent Peale on enthusiasm
2

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 on serenity
2

When every physical and mental resources is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.

Norman Vincent Peale on concentration
2

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

Norman Vincent Peale on holidays
2

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 on problems
2

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 on christianity
2

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 on identity
1

Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.

Norman Vincent Peale on bed
1

The how thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile ifs.

Norman Vincent Peale on thought
1

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 on difficulty
0

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

Norman Vincent Peale on habit
0

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.

Norman Vincent Peale on serenity
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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 on potential
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Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate.

So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.

Norman Vincent Peale on happiness
0

The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.

Norman Vincent Peale on thought
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Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily.

Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on.

Norman Vincent Peale on persistence
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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 on attitude
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The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.

Norman Vincent Peale on bravery
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Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.

Norman Vincent Peale on adversity
0

Imagination is the true magic carpet.

Norman Vincent Peale on imagination
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