Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale

American minister and author

Lived from: 1898-1993

Category: Politics | Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Norman Vincent Peale

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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.
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    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.
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    Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk to much.
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    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.
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    Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
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    Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact.
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    Change your thoughts and you change your world.
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    Change yourself and your work will seem different.
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    Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
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    Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
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    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.
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    Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
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    Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
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    Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
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    First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, ''I believe,'' three times.
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