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Norman Vincent Peale
May 31, 1898 - December 24, 1993
Nationality: American
Category: Clergyman
Subcategory: American Clergyman

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


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


Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.


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.


You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.


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


Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.


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


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.


The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.


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.


It's always too early to quit.


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.


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


Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.


When every physical and mental resources is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.


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


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


Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.


Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.


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