Norman Vincent Peale Quotes (89 Quotes)


    Worry is a peculiar thing. It is like a dust storm on a hot day. You can become confused and lose your way. I was in Wichita, Kansas, some time ago, when I had to fly to Cincinnati. A friend sent me in a private plane. When we were crossing the Mississipp.

    Age-based retirement arbitrarily severs productive persons from their livelihood, squanders their talents, scars their health, strains an already overburdened Social Security system, and drives many elderly people into poverty and despair. Ageism is as od

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

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




    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.

    There are two primary forces in this world, fear and faith. Fear can move you to destructiveness or sickness or failure. Only in rare instances will it motivate you to accomplishment. But faith is a greater force. Faith can drive itself into your consciousness and set you free from fear forever.

    The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources

    Worry has been described as a spasm of the emotions, a catalyst for creating a depressed condition within a human being. Banish worry and you will permit the positive emotions of joy and happiness to rise to the surface. Worry is a condition in which the.


    Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.

    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.


    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.

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


    A war fitness conference some time ago declared that the highest form of recreation is to go to church. The word recreation should be written re-creation. More real rest can be gained from an hour and a quarter of worship under these circumstances than by eighteen holes of golf.

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


    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.

    Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.

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

    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.

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

    The ''how'' thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile ''ifs.''


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

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

    ... a basic law the more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for. This, of course, is a fact. Thankfulness does tend to reproduce in kind. The attitude of gratitude revitalizes the entire mental process by activating all other attitudes, thus stimulating creativity.


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