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 most surprising Norman Vincent Peale quotes that will add value to your life

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


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.


Change your thoughts and you change your world.

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

It's always too soon to quit.


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


A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative;

he refuses to dwell on it. Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results from the worst conditions


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

Norman Vincent Peale quote The person who sends out positive though

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


Believe you can, and you can. Belief is one of the most powerful of all problem dissolvers. When you believe that a difficulty can be overcome, you are more than halfway to victory over it already.


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


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 quote Change your thoughts and you change your

Change your thoughts and you change your world.


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.


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


Live your life and forget your age.


About Norman Vincent Peale

Quotes 435 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Clergyman
Birthday October 16

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


Positive Thinkers get positive results because they appreciate the inestimable value of a day, this day, not the next day, but this day, and every day. Today offers at least sixteen waking hours that may be crammed FULL of opportunity, joy, excitement, and achievement.


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


The best way to forget your own problems is to help someone else solve theirs.

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live. The best way to respond to wrong is to do what's right. The better we know ourselves the less we'll criticize others. The bigger your problems, the bigger your prayer should be.


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


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.


Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving,and of families united.


The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center. So does a person.


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.


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


Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you are bound to become an excited person. Life will take on a new nest, deeper interest and greater meaning. You can think, talk and act yourself into dullness or into monotony or into unhappiness. By the same process you can build up inspiration, excitement and surging depth of joy.


A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative; he refuses to dwell on it.


The only people who don't have problems are in a cemetery.


It's always too early to quit.


Every person, if he is to have mental health and live successfully, must move away from past failures and mistakes and go forward without letting them be a weight upon him. The art of forgetting is absolutely necessary.


How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.


Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities.

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with self-confidence you can succeed. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes, but self-confidence leads to self-realization and successful achievement.


We tend to get what we expect.


If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.


I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world.


Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.

If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.


Medication is of course important but do not conclude that a pill dissolving in your stomach is necessarily more powerful than a healing thought in your mind.


Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.

Difficulties must be studied and dealt with, but they must not be magnfiied by fear


There is a basic law that like attracts like.

Negative thinking definitely attracts negative results. Conversely, if a person habitually thinks optimistically and hopefully, his positive thinking sets in motion creative forces - and success instead of eluding him flows toward him.


Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself ... nothing is impossible!


Make a mental list of happy thoughts and pass them through your mind several times every day.


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


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.


We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.


Today remind yourself that nothing is too good to be true.

Your great hopes can be realized. Your most wonderful dreams can come true. All that you really need, you can have. An incredible goodness is operating on your behalf. If you are living a paltry life, resolve to stop it today. Expect great things to happen.


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


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.


Take a new look at your present "impossible." Consider positive ways to handle it.


Fill the day with enthusiasm. Give the day all you've got and it will give you all it's got, which will be plenty.


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


Develop serenity and quiet attitudes through your conversation.

Depending upon the words we use and the tone in which we use them, we can talk ourselves into being nervous, high-strung, and upset. By our speech, we can also achieve quiet reactions. Talk peaceful to be peaceful.


It is a fact that you project what you are.