Famous Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

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.


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


I firmly believe that when you die you will enter immediately into another life. They who have gone before us are alive in one form of life and we in another.


Live your life and forget your age.


Through persistence, self-knowledge, prayer, commitment, optimism, a resolute trust in God and the building of your own personal moral strength, you can enjoy the blessings of a deeper faith and face the difficulties of life with courage and confidence.


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.


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


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


Be humble, be big in mind and soul, be kindly; you will like yourself that way and so will other people


Your enthusiasm will be infectious, stimulating and attractive to others. They will love you for it They will go for you and with you


Let go and let God. Let Him take over your life and run it. He knows how.


The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.


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.


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


Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.” ~


Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.


If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.


First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, I believe.


The trouble with the average person is that he doesn’t trust himself sufficiently to create and deliver ideas.


Any action is better than no action at all.


Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.


Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.


We tend to get what we expect.


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.


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


Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.