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Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

(1898-1993), American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author

Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact.

Category: Defeat

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

Category: Detachment

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.

Category: Detachment

In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.

Category: Difficulties

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.

Category: Enthusiasm

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.

Category: Enthusiasm

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

Category: Enthusiasm

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

Category: Expectation

We tend to get what we expect.

Category: Expectation

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.

Category: Experience

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.

Category: Happiness

Once we roared like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security! The solution for America's problem is not in terms of big government, but it is in big men over whom nobody stands in control but God.

Category: Liberty

You can have peace of mind, improved health and an ever-increasing flow of energy. Life can be full of joy and satisfaction.

Category: Life And Living

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.

Category: Obstacles

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.

Category: Peace Of Mind