Best quotes by the American Clergyman Norman Vincent Peale

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
  • Change

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

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

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



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

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

It's always too early to quit.
  • motivational

Live your life and forget your age.
  • Age

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

We tend to get what we expect.
  • Expectation

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

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

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

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

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

It is a fact that you project what you are.
  • Chance

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

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

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

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

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
  • Simplicity

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

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.
  • learning

Change yourself and your work will seem different.
  • Change

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

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.
  • Experience

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

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

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

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


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Norman Vincent Peale serenity quotes

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

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.
  • Serenity

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.
  • Serenity

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

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

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

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

Your enthusiasm will be infectious, stimulating and attractive to others. They will love you for it. They will go for you and with you.
  • Enthusiasm

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We tend to get what we expect.
  • Expectation

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

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

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

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

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Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
  • Adversity

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

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

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

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

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



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.
  • Resentment

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.
  • Serenity

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.
  • Identity

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

Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
  • bed

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.
  • Actions

Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
  • Adversity

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

I sometimes think we ought to bring a bill before Congress changing our national symbol from the eagle to the buffalo, because we are more like the buffalo than the eagle. The eagle is a powerful bird. It flies alone. It rises up into the sky with authority. It is master of all it surveys. The eagle is an individualist and was selected from among the rest of the birds to be our symbol. But the buffalo was never alone. It always ran in a herd with other buffaloes. And, friends, I call your attention that the buffaloes are gone from the open range, but the eagles are still soaring.
  • America

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.
  • Attitude

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

The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
  • Bravery

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

Your enthusiasm will be infectious, stimulating and attractive to others. They will love you for it. They will go for you and with you.
  • Enthusiasm

The first step is to fill your life with a positive faith that will help you through anything. The second is to begin where you are.
  • Faith

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.
  • Happiness

Once we roared like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security! The solution for America's problem is not in terms of big government, but it is in big men over whom nobody stands in control but God.
  • Liberty

You can have peace of mind, improved health and an ever-increasing flow of energy. Life can be full of joy and satisfaction.
  • Life

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.
  • Mistakes

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.
  • Persistence

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.
  • Potential

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.
  • Serenity

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

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

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

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.
  • build

Change your thoughts and you change the world.
  • change


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