Favorite Quotations Norman Vincent Peale Power of Positive Thinking

"Don't take tomorrow to bed with you. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

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

Make a true estimate of your own ability, then raise it ten per cent.

Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.

Change yourself and your work will seem different.

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.

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

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.

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

Problems are to the mind what exercise is to the muscles, they toughen and make strong.

Be humble, be big in mind and soul, be kindly; you will like yourself that way and so will other people.

The first step is to fill your life with a positive faith that will help you through anything. The second is to begin where you are.

Think straight with love, hope, and optimism and you will attain victory in life.

For there is a key, there always is, and continual, thoughtful, undeviating search and attack will produce it.

The word “no” denotes a shutting of the door. It means failure, defeat, delay. But spell in backwards and take new hope, for backwards it spells “on.”

Feelings of confidence actually induce increased strength.

Live your life and forget your age.