Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent

American Minister, Professional Speaker and Motivational/Inspirational Writer advocating "Positive Thinking"

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

Act as if, and that which you practice will tend to be.

Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.

If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.

Never mention the worst. Never think of it. Drop it out of your consciousness.

Sometimes we see people persevering in the face of what seem to be insuperable odds. When that happens, I can't help but think that through their Plus Factor information has been conveyed to them that even they are unaware of.

Think enthusiastically about everything; but especially about your job. If you do, you'll put a touch of glory in your life. If you love your job with enthusiasm, you'll shake it to pieces. You'll love it into greatness.

You would think that economy would be one of the easiest habits in the world to break but it isn't.

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.

Don't duck the most difficult problems. That just ensures that the hardest part will be left when you are most tired. Get the big one done?it's downhill from then on.

If you learn to think in terms of peacefulness then, no matter how hectic your circumstances, you can live with calmness and peace of mind.

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.

Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

Today any successful and competent businessman will employ the latest and best-tested methods in production, distribution, and administration, and many are discovering that one of the greatest of all efficiency methods is prayer power.

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

Always keep on surpassing yourself.

Every human being is a child of God and has more good in him than evil - but circumstances and associates can step up the bad and reduce the good. I've got great faith in the essential fairness and decency - you may say goodness - of the human being.

If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.

Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory.

Success in any business, or for that matter in any kind of undertaking, is determined by six simple words: find a need and fill it.

Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.

Always remember that problems contain values that have improvement potential.

Every individual forms his own estimate of himself and that basic estimate goes far toward determining what he becomes. You can do no more than you believe you can. You can be no more than you believe you are. Belief stimulates power within yourself. Have faith in faith. Don't be afraid to trust faith.

Imagination is the true magic carpet.

Of vast importance in achieving peace of mind is dealing with the contents of mind itself: the mass of all ill thoughts you have stored up over the years, all the regrets, all the futilities, all the hidden sins, all the hates, all the grudges, all the vindictiveness. The minds of many people are filled with pockets of poison.

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American Minister, Professional Speaker and Motivational/Inspirational Writer advocating "Positive Thinking"