33 Greatest Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

33 Greatest Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

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Norman Vincent Peale was an author and minister from Bowersville, Ohio. His most notable work of literature was The Power Of Positive Thinking, which is an ideal still taught in churches today. He died sadly on December 24, 1993.

“Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are capable of greater things than we realize.”

“Be humble, be big in mind and soul, be kindly; you will like yourself that way and so will other people.”

“Believe and create is a basic fact of successful living.”

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

“Believe that problems do have answers. Believe that they can be overcome. Believe that they can be handled. And finally, believe that you can solve them.”

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

“Don’t take tomorrow to bed with you.”

“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.”

“Empty pockets never held anyone back…it’s only empty heads and empty hearts that do it.”

“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.”

“Every individual forms his own estimate of himself and that basic estimate goes far toward determining what he becomes.”

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

“Happiness will never come if it’s a goal in itself; happiness is a by-product of a commitment to worthy causes.”

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

“If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll get nothing done.”

“Imagination is the true magic carpet.”

“In a large congregation, while there is a wide diversification of interest, it is also true that there are only a few basic human problems. 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.”

“It’s always too early to quit.”

“Just a moment ago nature put on one of its most spectacular demonstrations.”

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

“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.”

“Optimism is a philosophy based on the belief that basically life is good, that, in the long run, the good in life overbalances the evil.”

“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

“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.”

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

“The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.”

“The Plus Factor makes its appearance in a person’s life in proportion as that person is in harmony with God and His universal laws.”

“The power of the Plus Factor is potential but it is not self-activating. It is latent in human beings and will remain latent until it is activated.”

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

“Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind.”

“We tend to get what we expect.”

“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 only learn from your mistakes, you are inclined only to lear errors.”

“When obstacles or difficulties arise, the positive thinker takes them as creative opportunities. He welcomes the challenge of a tough problem and looks for ways to turn it to advantage.”