Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993) was an American minister and author known for his work in popularizing the concept of positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking. He served as the pastor of Marble Collegiate Church, New York, from 1932 until his death.

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Change your thoughts and you change your world.

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

Imagination is the true magic carpet.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

It's always too early to quit.

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

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

Change yourself and your work will seem different.

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

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.

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

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

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

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.

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.

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