Inspiration, Motivation

59 Insightful Quotes by Norman Vincent Peale

Best Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

Norman Vincent Peale was a minister, author as well as progenitor of “positive thinking”. Though his ideas were not accepted by mental health experts then too he was famous for words such as A Guide to Confident Living as well as The Power of Positive Thinking. Here is a list of few of the popular quotes by Norma Vincent Peale.

  1. “Think positively about yourself…. ask God who made you to keep on remaking you.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  2. “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
  3. “Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  4. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  5. “It’s always too soon to quit!” - Norman Vincent Peale
  6. “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.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  7. “No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities always see them, for they’re always there.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  8. “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
  9. “The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  10. “Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  11. “In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  12. “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
  13. “Always remember that problems contain values that have improvement potential.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  14. “I’ve got great faith in the essential fairness and decency — you may say goodness — of the human being.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  15. “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
  16. “The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  17. “Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  18. “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
  19. “Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  20. “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
  21. “Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  22. “The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  23. “Be interesting, be enthusiastic… and don’t talk too much.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  24. “We tend to get what we expect.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  25. “You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  26. “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
  27. “Change yourself and your work will seem different.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  28. “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.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  29. “By success, of course, I do not mean that you may become rich, famous, or powerful for that does not, of necessity, represent achievement. Indeed, not infrequently, such individuals represent pathetic failure as persons.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  30. “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
  31. “Imagination is the true magic carpet.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  32. “Don’t take tomorrow to bed with you.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  33. “I found eternal peace in a Shinto shrine … I’ve been to Shinto shrines and God is everywhere. … Christ is one of the ways! God is everywhere.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  34. “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
  35. “When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  36. “The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  37. “Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  38. “Faith is the most powerful of all forces operating in humanity and when you have it in depth nothing can get you down.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  39. “Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  40. “The how thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile ifs but goes right to work on the creative how.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  41. “If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  42. “What is hope? Hope is wishing for a thing to come true; faith is believing that it will come true.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  43. “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
  44. “The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  45. “Live your life and forget your age.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  46. “Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  47. “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
  48. “If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  49. “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
  50. “There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  51. “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  52. “Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  53. “Don’t duck the most difficult problems. That just ensures that the hardest part will be left when you are most tired. Get the big one done—it’s downhill from then on.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  54. “When every physical and mental resources is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  55. “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
  56. “We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  57. “It must also be taken into consideration that people are people regardless of who they are or what their backgrounds may be. There are certain deep universal appeals to human interest and to these human nature always responds.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  58. “Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.” - Norman Vincent Peale
  59. “One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what’s right about it and build on that.” - Norman Vincent Peale

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