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Norman Vincent Peale quotes page 1

1898 - 1993, American author and minister

No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the
possibilities; always see them, for they are always there.
Norman Vincent Peale

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale

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

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

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

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
Norman Vincent Peale

Whenever a negative thought concerning your personal power comes to mind, deliberately
voice a positive one to cancel it out.
Norman Vincent Peale

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

The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who
find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They're full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You
can be, too.
Norman Vincent Peale

How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself – so always think
positively.
Norman Vincent Peale

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

Live your life and forget your age.
Norman Vincent Peale

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

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

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

What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.
Norman Vincent Peale

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

Americans used to roar like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security.
Norman Vincent Peale

Always remember that problems contain values that have improvement potential.
Norman Vincent Peale

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You'll find they haven't half the
strength you think they have.
Norman Vincent Peale

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

There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and
accomplishment.
Norman Vincent Peale

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

Remember that "Help us grow this grass" is a far more effective sign than "Keep off the
grass."
Norman Vincent Peale

Imagination is the true magic carpet.
Norman Vincent Peale

The average man works his head off to get to the city, where he labors long and hard so that
he can hurry back to the country.
Norman Vincent Peale

Getting people to like you is only the other side of liking them.
Norman Vincent Peale

You become a worrier by practicing worry. You become free of worry by practicing the
opposite.
Norman Vincent Peale

Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend
to be pleasant and successful.
Norman Vincent Peale

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

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our
successes or failure.
Norman Vincent Peale

Optimism, when applied to your life, develops strength and peace within you.
Norman Vincent Peale

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!
Norman Vincent Peale

The tests of life are not meant to break you, but to make you.
Norman Vincent Peale

The mind quickly responds to teaching and discipline. You can make the mind give you back
anything you want.
Norman Vincent Peale

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