Norman Vincent Peale Quotes & Wallpapers

Norman Vincent Peale
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The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties - he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties. Norman Vincent Peale

Motivation is like nutrition. It must be taken daily and in healthy doses to keep it going Norman Vincent Peale

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. Norman Vincent Peale

The world in which you live is not primarily determined by outward conditions and circumstances but by the thoughts that habitually occupy your mind. Norman Vincent Peale

Decide that you will not try to do everything at once. That is why time is spread out. Norman Vincent Peale

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

God is with me, helping me. Norman Vincent Peale

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. Norman Vincent Peale

Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can. Norman Vincent Peale

Only the person who risks is truly free. A man's conquest of himself dwarfs the conquest of Mt. Everest. Norman Vincent Peale

You can make yourself enthusiastic by affirming enthusiasm and by thinking, talking, acting enthusiastic. Norman Vincent Peale

Never tell yourself ... I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Norman Vincent Peale

Think enthusiastically about everything; but especially about your job. If you do, you'll put a touch of glory in your life. If you love your job with enthusiasm, you'll shake it to pieces. You'll love it into greatness. Norman Vincent Peale

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

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

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

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

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

When you keep asserting that things are going to work out well, that you can do the job, that you will not have a flat tire, that you will get there on time, by talking up good results you invoke the law of positive effects and good results occur. Things do turn out well. Norman Vincent Peale

When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy. Norman Vincent Peale

Silence fertilizes the deep place where personality grows. A life with a peaceful center can weather all storms. Norman Vincent Peale

One of the simplest things about all facts of life is that to get where you want to go, you must keep on keeping on. Norman Vincent Peale

Cultivate will power, that massive creative force that God the creator built into you. Do not let it remain flabby but strengthen it by use and exercise. Norman Vincent Peale

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. Norman Vincent Peale

Think health, eat sparingly, exercise regularly, walk a lot, and think positively about yourself. Norman Vincent Peale

When fate throws a dagger at you, there are ways to catch it. If you catch it by the blade, you can harm yourself. But if you catch it by the handle, you can use it to help you fight through the obstacles ahead. Norman Vincent Peale

The most vital, creative, and positive thoughts are those stated in the Bible. Its words are alive and form powerful thought processes. Norman Vincent Peale

Jesus made it clear that the most important thing in the world is our relationship to God and to others. When we achieve that, everything good will follow. Norman Vincent Peale

There is only one group of people who do not have problems, and they are all dead. Problems are a sign of life, so the more problems you have, the more alive you are. Norman Vincent Peale

So deep and meaningful is the joy and the enthusiasm that is born in one's mind and heart by human love and helpfulness that it has the power to motivate for a lifetime. . . . You don't have to be a doctor to say or do that which puts light in a human eye or joy on a human face. Simply practice Jesus' commandment that we love one another. Go out and do something for somebody. These are the things that make happy people. Here is the one never-failing source of the joy and enthusiasm we are talking about. Norman Vincent Peale

Make a true estimate of your own ability, then raise it ten per cent. Norman Vincent Peale

I believe in the power of Jesus Christ to resolve any difficulty, to remove any weakness, to heal any disease. Norman Vincent Peale

Can you go a whole day with joy in your heart? Joy and vitality are an inseparable combination. Joy is not concerned with having fun; it is an inner spiritual quality that overcomes despair, pain and defeat. You cannot turn on joy like an electric light, but you can prepare yourself to receive it. Norman Vincent Peale

Religion does not blithely promise some sort of no-trouble, no-problem, no-poverty world; but rather a spirit, a power, an enthusiasm that endows everyone with the ability to overcome any and all of it. Norman Vincent Peale

I've got great faith in the essential fairness and decency - you may say goodness - of the human being. Norman Vincent Peale

First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe", three times. Norman Vincent Peale

Any action is better than no action at all. Norman Vincent Peale

Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will. Norman Vincent Peale

Any fact facing us, however difficult, even seemingly hopeless, is not so important as our attitude towards that fact. How you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You may permit a fact to overwhelm you mentally before you deal with it actually. On the other hand, a confident and optimistic thought pattern can overcome or modify the fact altogether. Norman Vincent Peale

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. Norman Vincent Peale

Never forget that all the enthusiasm you need is in your mind. Let it out - let it live - let it motivate you. Norman Vincent Peale

Promise yourself success at the beginning of each day, and you'll be surprised how often things will turn out that way. Norman Vincent Peale

Believe that all the resources you need are in your mind. That is a formula that really works. Norman Vincent Peale

Getting along with the gang in one place is not any harder than getting along in another. It depends about 98 percent on your own behavior. Norman Vincent Peale

To change your circumstances, first start thinking differently. Do not passively accept unsatisfactory circumstances, but form a picture in your mind of circumstances as they should be. Believe and succeed. Norman Vincent Peale

Nobody ever mastered any skill except through intensive persistent and intelligent practice. Norman Vincent Peale

The negative principle negates. The positive principle creates. The negative principle doubts. The positive principle believes. The negative principle accepts defeat. The positive principle goes for victory. Norman Vincent Peale

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun. Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale

Every human being is a child of God and has more good in him than evil - but circumstances and associates can step up the bad and reduce the good. I've got great faith in the essential fairness and decency - you may say goodness - of the human being. Norman Vincent Peale

Who is God? Some theological being? He is so much greater than theology. God is vitality. God is life. God is energy. As you breathe God in, as you visualize His energy, you will be reenergized! Norman Vincent Peale

So what are you afraid of? What is holding you back? What is it that stands in your way? Do it! Norman Vincent Peale

Do not be awestruck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can. Norman Vincent Peale

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

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

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

You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched. Norman Vincent Peale

Forget yourself! Think courage. Norman Vincent Peale

What seems impossible one minute becomes, through faith, possible the next. Norman Vincent Peale

Nothing of great value in this life comes easily. The things of highest value sometimes come hard. The gold that has the greatest value lies deepest in the earth, as do the diamonds. Norman Vincent Peale

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

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. Norman Vincent Peale

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Norman Vincent Peale

I believe there are two sides to the phenomenon known as death, this side where we live, and the other side where we shall continue to live. Eternity does not start ith death. We are in eternity now. Norman Vincent Peale

It takes struggle, a goal and enthusiasm to make a champion. Norman Vincent Peale

The antidote to frustration is a calm faith, not in your own cleverness, or in hard toil, but in God's guidance. Norman Vincent Peale

Make a list of your friends and determine who is the most positive thinker among them and deliberately cultivate his society. Norman Vincent Peale

Have absolutely no sense of guilt about being happy and successful if you operate honestly and with a sense of social responsibility. Norman Vincent Peale

No one can ever overcome anything until his thoughts are creative and positive. Norman Vincent Peale

Think joy, talk joy, practice joy, share joy, saturate your mind with joy, and you will have the time of your life today and every day all your life. Norman Vincent Peale



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