Norman Vincent Peale

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 - December 24, 1993) was a Protestant preacher and author (most notably of the controversial The Power of Positive Thinking) and a progenitor of the theory of "positive thinking"

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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.
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
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.
Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk to much.
Become a possibilitarian. 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.
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 in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture...Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
It's always too early to quit.
Never say anything to hurt anyone. Moreover . . . refrain from double talk, from shrewd and canny remarks that are designed to advance our interests at someone's disadvantage. We are to turn our back upon evil, and in every way possible, do good, help people and bring blessings into their lives.
The how thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile ifs.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
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 learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors.
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.
When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him. You lift the relationship thereby to a higher level. The best in the other person begins to flow out toward you as your best flows toward him. In the meeting of the best in each a higher unity of understanding is established.

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