1898-1993, American Christian Reformed Pastor, Speaker, Author
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
Norman Vincent Peale – [Action]

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
Norman Vincent Peale – [Attitude]

Be interesting, be enthusiastic… and don't talk to much.
Norman Vincent Peale – [Speakers and Speaking]

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 – [Possibilities]

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 – [Belief]

Believe you are defeated, believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact.
Norman Vincent Peale – [Defeat]

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale – [Change]

Change yourself and your work will seem different.
Norman Vincent Peale – [Change]

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale – [Christmas]

Cushion the painful effects of hard blows by keeping the enthusiasm going strong, even if doing so requires struggle.
Norman Vincent Peale – [Adversity]

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 – [Seriousness]

Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
Norman Vincent Peale – [Achievement]

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
Norman Vincent Peale – [Enthusiasm]

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 – [Problems]

First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, ''I believe,'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale – [Belief]

Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Norman Vincent Peale – [Approval]

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 – [Expectation]

If you put off everything till you're sure of it, you'll never get anything done.
Norman Vincent Peale – [Procrastination]

In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale – [Difficulties]

It is a fact that you project what you are.
Norman Vincent Peale – [Circumstance]

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