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Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

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

Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily. Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on. If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too. Keep believing and keep on keeping on.

Category: Perseverance

Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.

Category: Planning

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.

Category: Possibilities

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

Category: Praise

When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.

Category: Prayer

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

Category: Problems

When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.

Category: Problems

If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.

Category: Procrastination

Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once.

Category: Promises

Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.

Category: Resentment

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.

Category: Self-love

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.

Category: Seriousness

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.

Category: Simplicity

Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk to much.

Category: Speakers And Speaking

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.

Category: Success