Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

Most popular Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

To go fast, row slowly.
— Norman Vincent Peale
We tend to get what we expect.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Live your life and forget your age.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Imagination is the true magic carpet.
— Norman Vincent Peale

imagination dreams

It is a fact that you project what you are.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
— Norman Vincent Peale

change inspirational attitude

I expect the best and with God's help will attain the best.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.
— Norman Vincent Peale
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Getting people to like you is only the other side of liking them.
— Norman Vincent Peale

friendship relationships

When you believe in yourself, you have the first secret of success.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Never mention the worst. Never think of it. Drop it out of your consciousness.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Life's blows cannot break a man whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact.
— Norman Vincent Peale
When you affirm big, believe big and pray big, putting faith into action, big things happen.
— 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
Realize that there are no hopeless situations; there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.

hopelessness

Americans are so tense and keyed up that it is impossible even to put them to sleep with a sermon.
— Norman Vincent Peale
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved with criticism.

praise criticism

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

enthusiasm

How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself — so always think positively.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Be humble, be big in mind and soul, be kindly; you will like yourself that way and so will other people.
— Norman Vincent Peale
When every physical and mental resources is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.

attitude

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Think positively about yourself, keep your thoughts and your actions clean, ask God Who made you to keep on remaking you.
— Norman Vincent Peale
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.

obstacles

Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong.  Problems make one better able to cope with life.

problems

People must be taught to realize that in faith they have a mechanism and power by which they can actually live victorious, happy, and successful lives.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings, but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.

resentment

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.
— Norman Vincent Peale
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there.
— 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.