Norman Vincent Peale:- Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993) 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.
He served as the pastor of Marble Collegiate Church, New York, from 1932 until his death, leading a Reformed Church in America congregation.
Peale was a personal friend of President Richard Nixon. Donald Trump attended Peale’s church while growing up, as well as marrying his first wife Ivana there.
Peale’s ideas and techniques were controversial, and he received frequent criticism both from church figures and from the psychiatric profession.
Inspirational Norman Vincent Peale Quotes
“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.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“Be interesting, be enthusiastic… and don’t talk too much.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“Change yourself and your work will seem different.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“Don’t take tomorrow to bed with you.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“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
“Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture… Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.”-Norman Vincent Peale
Norman Vincent Peale Quotes About Life
“Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“It is of practical value to learn to like yourself. Since you must spend so much time with yourself you might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“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.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.”-Norman Vincent Peale
Norman Vincent Peale Quotes On Success
“The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma, but by a simple belief in the person of Christ.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“We’ve all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it’s more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors.”-Norman Vincent Peale
“You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.”-Norman Vincent Peale