Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was a Christian pastor and one of the most influential thinkers and communicators of our time. People all around the world credit Dr. Peale and his teachings with bringing happiness and success to their lives. For years Dr. Peale shared his principles at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City and through speeches, radio messages, and his international best-seller The Power of Positive Thinking.

Get inspired and motivated today with 10 of the most popular Norman Vincent Peale quotes below.

1. "Change your thoughts and you change your world,"

2. "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."

3. "It's always too early to quit."

4. "We tend to get what we expect."

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

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

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

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

9. "Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory."

10. "If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind."

What is your favorite Norman Vincent Peale quote? Did you favorite not make this list? Be sure to share it in the comments!

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Here's to an inspired day and an inspired life!

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale became one of the most influential clergymen in the United States during the 20th century. Ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1922, Peale served as pastor at a succession of churches before changing his affiliation to the Reformed Church in America. This enabled him to become pastor of the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City. There he gained fame for his sermons on a positive approach to modern living.

In 1937, Peale established a clinic with Freudian psychiatrist Dr. Smiley Blanton in the basement of the Marble Collegiate Church, which grew to an operation with more than 20 psychiatric doctors and psychologically-trained ministers. In 1972, it became the Institute of Religion and Health (IRH).

Peale remained affiliated with the IRH as board president and chief fund raiser until his death in 1993. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1984 and has also published several best-selling books, including The Power of Positive Thinking, which has sold more than 20 million copies. Peale pioneered Christian Psychology and in 1945, founded the Foundation for Christian Living with his wife, Ruth.

Over 60 years ago Dr. Peale and his wife Ruth Stafford Peale founded Guideposts as a way of reaching more people with their life-changing messages.

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