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Quotes by Norman Vincent Peale

A Collection of Quotes by Norman Vincent Peale

“Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate.”

“Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face.”

“Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.”

“To cure worry, spend fifteen minutes daily filling your mind full of God. Worry is just a very bad mental habit. You can change any habit with God’s help.”

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

“Imagination is the true magic carpet.”

“Americans used to roar like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security.”

“Optimism, when applied to your life, develops strength and peace within you.”

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

“A vital part of the happiness formula is self-discipline. Whoever conquers himself knows deep happiness that fills the heart with joy.”

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

“People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress.”

“The cyclone derives its power from a calm center. So does a person.”

“It is of practical value to learn to like yourself.”

“What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.”

“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.”

“It’s always too early to quit.”

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

“When you get up in the morning, you have two choices – either to be happy or to be unhappy. Just choose to be happy.”

“Live your life and forget your age.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

“When you are afraid, do the thing you are afraid of and soon you will lose your fear of it.”

“Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.”

“Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.”

“Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.”

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

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

“When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.”

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

“You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.”

“Stand up to an obstacle. Just stand up to it, that’s all, and don’t give way under it, and it will finally break. You will break it. Something has to break, and it won’t be you, it will be the obstacle.”

“Always start the day with prayer. It is the greatest of all mind conditioners.”

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

“We struggle with complexities and avoid the simplicities.”

“No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities, always see them, for they’re always there.”

“You must conceive it in your heart and mind before you can receive it. If you believe then all things are possible.”

“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You’ll find they haven’t half the strength you think they have.”

“The purpose of writing inspirational notes is simply to build others up because there are too many people in the demolition business.”

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”

“The controlled person is a powerful person. He who always keeps his head will get ahead.”

“If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.”

“It is a fact that you project what you are.”

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

“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.”

“Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.”

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

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