Norman Vincent Peale Quotes





"God is in you."

"Belief is power."

"Believe in yourself!"

"Christianity is timeless."

"Choose what you believe."

"Have faith in your abilities!"

"It's always too early to quit."

"We become what we think."

"God will help you if you let Him."

"We tend to get what we expect."

“Live your life and forget your age.”

"Just be a believer, a real believer."

"Begin where you are. Begin now."

"Believe in people - don't use them."

"Belief indepth is not easy, it is vital."

"Don't take tomorrow to bed with you."

"In every problem there is an inherent good."

"Be self-confident, have faith, and persevere."

"Beyond positive thinking is positive believing."

"Cultivate goodwill over hate and resentment."

"God helps you when you can't help yourself."

"The only figure in history who endures is Jesus."

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."

"Belief works under the most difficult circumstance."

"Let God have everything and yourself along with it."

"God gave you this day and it is a day to rejoice in."

"Remember the healing powers of love and forgiveness."

"Believing does make the difference in our quality of living."

"There is no power in the world equal to spiritual power."

“Four things for success: Work and pray, think and believe.”

"List your assets when you're feeling hopeless or inadequate."

"You can't have a sound mind unless you have a clean mind."

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

"The tests of life are not meant to break you, but to make you."

"The Bible is filled with the most powerful ideas in this world."

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

"I repeat: Do only what you know to be right to gain real happiness."

"The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center. So does a person."

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

"I believe a person should pray for courage as he prays for his daily bread."

"The most astonishing force that has been let loose in this world is Christianity."

"So dear reader, always think positively and believe enthusiatically. That's living!"

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

"A primary method for gaining a mind of full peace is to practice emptying the mind."

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

"It is remarkable how prayer power restores the harmonious functioning of body and soul."

"When you keep your thoughts high and pray for God's guidance, the day is never far off."

"Another effective technique in developing a peaceful mind is the daily practice of silence."

"Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that."

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

"It is amazing what happiness a sincere expression of compassion and tenderness will induce."

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

"There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment."

"When you come right down to it, the secret to courage and self confidence is to fill your life with God."

"God in His wisdom isn't going to give you and me everything we want, because He knows what we need."

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

"It is important to realize that you are dealing with the most tremendous power in the world when you pray."

"The surest way not to become tired is to lose yourself in something in which you have a profound conviction."

"I believe in the power of Jesus Christ to resolve any difficulty, to remove any weakness, to heal any disease."

"The two greatest forces in the world, ceaselessly contending with each other, are fear and faith. But faith is stronger than fear."

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

"The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma, but by a simple belief in the person of Christ."

"Do you think Christianity could have lasted for nearly two thousand years on its promises unless the Lord could deliver on them?"

"All successful people have a goal. No one can get anywhere unless he knows where he wants to go and what he wants to be or do."

"With man lots of things are impossible, but not with God. You should hold onto this truth if you want to live a life that is filled with power."

"The answer to difficulty is to be a believer. Believe in God. Believe in yourself. Believe in the future. Believe that you can. Believe in people."

"One of the most dynamic thoughts ever uttered in the history of mankind is found in Matthew 19:26, where it says "with God all things are possible."

"Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize."

"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."

"Face facts, but realize that it often happens that a person is defeated not so much by the facts of a situation as by his negative interpretation of the facts."

"I truly believe that the individual who learns to practice thanksgiving activates within himself and around himself continuous victories and blessings from God."

"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."

"Infantile people complain and say that God is cruel or that there is no God. Mature people, however, know that there is wisdom and sometimes an eternal kindness in God's refusals."

"So I urge you as I urge myself Get out there on the field running tall, thinking big, belieing big, getting your goals high enough for the good that Almighty God has created for you. Think that good, believe that good, work for that good."

"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."

"The Bible - the wisest document ever known in human existence, which defies the ravages of time and change because it contains the truth that cannot be changed or invalidated."

"The greatest secret for eliminating the inferiority complex , which is another term for deep and profound self doubt, is to fill your mind to overflowing with faith. Develop a tremendous faith in God and that will give you a humble yet soundly faith in yourself."

"If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up."

"Trouble is here. It is for a purpose. Use it for the purpose for which it was intended - to help you grow. Thank God for your troubles."

"We live in the midst of the greatest scientific civilization in the history of the world. But the greatest wisdom walking our streets is not in any laboratory scientist, but the wisdom of Jesus Christ."

“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."

"Acquiring dynamic faith is accomplished by prayer, lots of prayer, by reading and mentally absorbing the Bible and by practicing its faith techniques."

"The magic of believing is a manifestation of one of the greatest powers in the universe: the power of thought. By our thoughts we either create or destroy. You can tear your life down by destructive thinking, but you can build your life up by thinking constructively."

"Never say anything to hurt anyone. Moreover ... refrain from double talk, from shrewd and canny remarks that are designed to advance our interests at someone's disadvantage. We are to turn our back upon evil, and in every way possible, do good, help people and bring blessings into their lives."

"How does one have enthusiasm in his life?It is as simple as this: Cultivate the ability to love living. Love the people who live, love the sky under which you live, love the season in which we pass these days, love all the facets of living. Jesus taught that the person who loves becomes happy. The person who loves everything becomes enthusiastic, filled with the zest and the joy of life. It is just that simple."

"All through its pages, the Bible talks about vitality and force and life. The supreme over-all word of the Bible is life, and life means vitality - to be filled with energy. Jesus stated the key expression, "... I am come that they might have life, and that they have it more abundantly." (John 10:10) This does not rule out pain or suffering or difficulty, but the clear implication is that if a person practices the creative and re-creative principals of Christianity he can live with with power and energy."

"Do you think Christianity could have lasted for nearly two thousand years on its promises unless the Lord could deliver on them? Why, it would have been forgotten long since. Christianity still maintains its ancient power in today's world because there are always people who find out that these things are true. So whatever your problem may be - poor health, a confused mind, wrong relations with people, unhappiness in the home, business problems - whatever they may be, put them in the hands of Jesus Christ, who knows more about such problems than you or I ever could."

Compiled by Thomas George
editor@Wisdom-of-the-Wise.com