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It's always too early to quit.
Norman Vincent Peale
Believe and create is a basic fact of successful living.
Norman Vincent Peale (Stay Alive All Your Life, 1957)
Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.
Norman Vincent Peale
What's the secret to feeling alive all your life? A positive attitude.
Norman Vincent Peale (Stay Alive All Your Life, 1957)
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
God is vitality. God is life. God is energy.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll get nothing done.
Norman Vincent Peale
Empty pockets never held anyone back.  Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale (Enthusiasm Makes the Difference)
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale (Stay Alive All Your Life, 1957)
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale
A basic law of human nature is that you lose your own depression by taking on that of others.
Norman Vincent Peale (Stay Alive All Your Life, 1957)
Begin to listen for the deeper sounds of harmony and beauty that are to be found in the essence of silence
Norman Vincent Peale
Everyone should work hard, but there is no virtue in overtrying or overpressing to such an extent that you do not work efficiently.
Norman Vincent Peale (Power of Positive Thinking, 1952)
Happiness will never come if it's a goal in itself; happiness is a by-product of a commitment to worthy causes.
Norman Vincent Peale (The Power of Positive Living, 1992)
In saying this I certainly do not ignore or minimize the hardships and tragedies of the world, but neither do I allow them to dominate.
Norman Vincent Peale (Power of Positive Thinking, 1952)
Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can.
Norman Vincent Peale (Power of Positive Thinking, 1952)
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.
Norman Vincent Peale
Optimism is a philosophy based on the belief that basically life is good, that, in the long run, the good in life overbalances the evil.
Norman Vincent Peale (Have a Great Day, 1986)
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.
Norman Vincent Peale
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale
Beauty," I countered, "is a necessity of the human spirit, especially when it speaks of romance and abiding affection. And that is even more important when times are hard.
Norman Vincent Peale
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.
Norman Vincent Peale (You Can If You Think You Can, 1987)
When obstacles or difficulties arise, the positive thinker takes them as creative opportunities. He welcomes the challenge of a tough problem and looks for ways to turn it to advantage.
Norman Vincent Peale (Have a Great Day, 1986)
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.
Norman Vincent Peale
Love yourself again. I never forgot those words; they were the key that opened the door of the prison of selfhate that I had built around myself. They contained the truth that ultimately made it possible for me to rebuild my life.
Norman Vincent Peale (The Tough-Minded Optimist)
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
Then, think success, believe in success, visualize success and you will set in motion the powerful force of the realizable wish. When the mental picture or attitude is strongly enough held it actually seems to control conditions and circumstances.
Norman Vincent Peale (Stay Alive All Your Life, 1957)
Modern man is beginning to realize that primarily it is in his thoughts that his happiness and efficiency are determined; he is learning that the condition of his emotional health indicates whether or not he shall have peace, serenity and strength.
Norman Vincent Peale (A Guide to Confident Living)
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.
Norman Vincent Peale (Interview in Modern Maturity Magazine, 1976)
Believe that problems do have answers.
Believe that they can be overcome.
Believe that they can be handled.
And finally, believe that you can solve them.
Norman Vincent Peale (You Can If You Think You Can, 1987)
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.
Norman Vincent Peale (Power of Positive Thinking, 1952)

Norman Vincent Peale Biography

Born: May 31, 1898
Died: December 24, 1993

Norman Vincent Peale was an American minister and author. He is best known for his numerous and influential books on the benefits of positivity in your everyday life.

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Notable Works
Power of Positive Thinking‬ (1952)
Stay Alive All Your Life‬
Power of the Plus Factor‬
You Can If You Think You Can‬
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