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.NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
Be interesting, be enthusiastic… and don’t talk too much.NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
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.NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
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
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
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
Who is Norman Vincent Peale ?
Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993) was an American priest and author known for his work in popularizing the philosophy of positive thinking, in particular through his bestselling book The Power of Positive Thinking.
Between 1932 until 1984 he served as pastor of Marble Collegiate Church, New York, heading a congregation of the Reformed Church in America. Peale was Präsident Richard Nixon ‘s personal relative.
When growing up Donald Trump attended Peale ‘s church and married his first wife, Ivana. Peale’s theories and methods were controversial, and he faced regular criticism from both church leaders and from the field of psychiatry.