Famous Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.


Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate.


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


Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.


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


Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.


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. 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.


Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.


The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.


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.


To experience the satisfaction and enjoyment of success in life, a definitive goal is essential. Many people fail at this vital point. The goal must be definite and specific, not in any sense vague or fuzzy. And to prove attainable, its image needs to be sharpened and resharpened continually, so that it stands out vividly in your thoughts. You must know, at all times, precisely and for certain what it is you want to accomplish and achieve. Strong and organized purposefulness toward a definite objective will focus your powers into a strong motivation in attainment of your goal.


Change your thoughts and you change your world.


It takes struggle, a goal and enthusiasm to make a champion.


Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.


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.


One of the greatest moments in anybody’s developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.