Notes & Quotes: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

Here are the top quotes from The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale.
  1. The greatest secret for overcoming the inferiority complex, which is another term for deep and profound self doubt, is to fill your mind to overflowing with faith.
  2. They conquer who believe they can. -Emerson
  3. Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain. -Emerson
  4. Ten Rules for overcoming inadequecy: *Always picture success no matter how badly things seem. *When a negative thought arises, voice a positive thought to rule it out. *Do not build obstacles in your imagination, minimize them. *Do not be awestruck by other people, they are as scared as you. *Repeat 10x's daily "If God be for us, who can be against us?" *Get a counselor to help you understand why you do what you do. *10x's daily, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me." *Make a true estimate of your own ability, and raise it 10%. *Put yourself in God's hands. *Remind yourself that God is with you and nothing can defeat you.
  5. At intervals during the day practice thinking a selected series of peaceful thoughts. Such peaceful thought images will work upon your mind as a healing medicine.
  6. Words have a profound suggestive power, and there is healing in the very saying of them.
  7. Talk peaceful to be peaceful.
  8. Our physical condition is determined very largely by our emotional condition, and our emotional life is profoundly regulated by our thought life.
  9. The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
  10. One never does wrong by doing right.
  11. Affirmative prayers release powers by which positive results are accomplished.
  12. It is in our subconscious that our life is largely governed.
  13. The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind free from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
  14. Slow down, for whatever you really want will be there when you get there if you work toward it without stress, without pressing.
  15. A major key to success in life is to be completely releases and throw all there is of yourself into your job or any project in which you are engaged.
  16. No objective leads to no end.
  17. A man who is self reliant, positive, optimistic, and undertakes his work with the assurance of success magnetizes his condition. He draws to himself the creative powers of the universe.
  18. I believe God gives me power to attain what I really want. I expect the best and with God's help will attain the best.
  19. The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. - William James
  20. Get the truth into your mind and you will be free of your failures.
  21. Analyze people who are really efficient and they always seem to do things easily, with a minimum of effort.
  22. any situation be relaxed, keep calm, take a friendly attitude, have faith, do your best. Do this, and you can usually make things come out alright.
  23. Plan your work and work your plan.
  24. Everywhere today we see people putting on an act because of their inordinate desire for popularity in the superficial sense in which the word is often used in modern society.
  25. Get a deep spiritual experience so that you have something to give people that will help them to be stronger and meet life more effectively. Give strength to people and they will give affection to you.
  26. It is natural to cry when pain or sorrow comes. It is a relief mechanism provided in the body by Almighty God and should be used.
  27. According to your faith, be it unto you. - Matthew 9:29
  28. If there is deep desire, intensity of longing, and a sincere reaching out after the Power then it will be given.