44 Inspirational Norman Vincent Peale Quotes For Success

Norman Vincent Peale was an American minister and author known for his work in popularizing the concept of positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking.  This Norman Vincent Peale quotes on positive thinking, change the thought that will motivate you.

Best Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

  1. A positive thinker does not refuse to recognize the negative; he refuses to dwell on it. Positive thinking is a form of thought which habitually looks for the best results from the worst conditions ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  2. Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. Make all your friends feel there is something special in them. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only the best, be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  3. The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  4. Change your thoughts and you change your world. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

  5. Believe you can, and you can. Belief is one of the most powerful of all problem dissolvers. When you believe that a difficulty can be overcome, you are more than halfway to victory over it already. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  6. If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  7. The tests of life are not to break you but to make you. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  8. Put your trust in God and just go calmly on your way. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  9. 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
  10. Dwelling on negative thoughts is like fertilizing weeds. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  11. You have a choice every day… You can choose every morning whether you will be depressed and miserable, or whether you will be happy. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  12. Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

  13. Scatter goodwill and love and prayers all around, everywhere, and you will be astonished, not only by what it does for other people but how it comes back to you in generous abundance. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  14. Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result but the cause, of fear. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  15. One of the most powerful concepts, one which is a sure cure for lack of confidence, is the thought that God is with you and helping you. This is one of the simplest teachings in religion, namely, that Almighty God will be your companion, will stand by you, help you, and see you through. No other idea is so powerful in developing self-confidence as this simple belief when practiced. To practice, it simply affirms “God is with me; God is helping me; God is guiding me.” Spend several minutes each day visualizing his presence. Then practice believing that affirmation. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  16. Not every day can be an easy one, nor every day fully happy, but even a day of tough going and difficulty can be a good day. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  17. Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive cannot be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations; there are only people who take hopeless attitudes. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  18. Nothing is more confusing than people who give good advice but set a bad example. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

  19. Promise yourself success at the beginning of each day, and you’ll be surprised how often things will turn out that way. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  20. . . . 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. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  21. Faith is the one power against which fear cannot stand. Day by day, as you fill your mind with faith, there will ultimately be no more room left for fear. This is the one great fact that no one should forget. Master faith and you will automatically master fear. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  22. The secret of the law of abundance is this: In order to receive and appreciate the good things of life, you must first give. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  23. “The best way to forget your own problems is to help someone else solve theirs.
    The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
    The best way to respond to wrong is to do what’s right.
    The better we know ourselves the less we’ll criticize others. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  24. The bigger your problems, the bigger your prayer should be.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale

  25. If you want a quality, act as if you already have it. If you want to be courageous, act as if you were – and as you act and persevere in acting, so you tend to become. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  26. The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly… which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties – he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  27. Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  28. Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  29. All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  30. Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

  31. God never made anyone else exactly like you, and he never will again. Thank him for yourself and then for all the rest of his glorious handiwork. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  32. Trouble is here. It is for a purpose. Use it for the purpose for which it was intended – to help you grow. Thank God for your troubles. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  33. “We reach the goal not by the stairs, but by the lift….. God pledges his promised righteousness to those who will stop trying to save themselves. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  34. A very real barrier to faith is this feeling of self-sufficiency, this unrealistic idea that one can accomplish everything by his or her own self. Some people have the conviction they must do it all alone. They have no faith in others. . . they are convinced that there is no one able to do the job as well as themselves. They refuse to admit that they may need the help of friends, doctor, minister, or even God. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  35. Faith supplies staying power. Anyone can keep going when the going is good, but some extra ingredient is needed to keep you fighting when it seems that everything is against you ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  36. To be successful is to be helpful, caring, and constructive, to make everything and everyone you touch a little bit better. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

  37. The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  38. How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.
  39. Expect great things, and great things will come. ~ Norman Vincent Peale Quotes
  40. Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  41. 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
  42. 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. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  43. People who have the courage to be individuals can usually think things through on their own and make sound decisions. They don’t say, “What will people think?” They say, “What’s the best way to handle this?” The amazing fact is that God created each one of us as a separate, unique person amid billions of other separate, unique individuals. So the best way to achieve real fulfillment is to be yourself. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  44. We live in the midst of the greatest scientific civilization in the history of the world. But the greatest wisdom walking our streets is not in any laboratory scientist, but the wisdom of Jesus Christ. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

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