Words of Wisdom from...
Norman Vincent Peale
Norman Vincent Peale started a radio program, The Art of Living, in 1935, which lasted for 54 years. He moved into television when the new medium arrived. In the meantime he had begun to edit the magazine Guideposts and to write books.
Peale was a prolific writer, and The Power of Positive Thinking is by far his most widely read work. The book was first published in 1952, and it stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for 186 consecutive weeks. The book has sold around 7 million copies, and translated into several languages.
Organizations founded by Peale include The Horatio Alger Association, the Peale Center, the Positive Thinking Foundation and Guideposts Publications, all of which aim to promote Peale's theories about positive thinking.
"Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." - Norman Vincent Peale
"The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They're full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too." - Norman Vincent Peale
"Nothing of great value in this life comes easily. The things of highest value sometimes come hard. The gold that has the greatest value lies deepest in the earth, as do the diamonds." - Norman Vincent Peale
"Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you donít have any problems, you donít get any seeds." - Norman Vincent Peale
"Through persistence, self-knowledge, prayer, commitment, optimism, a resolute trust in God and the building of your own personal moral strength, you can enjoy the blessings of a deeper faith and face the difficulties of life with courage and confidence." - 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." - Norman Vincent Peale
"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
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