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

Here are my favorite quotes from Norman Vincent Peale's The Amazing Results of Positive Thinking.
  1. Always act as if it were impossible to fail, and God will see you through.
  2. Will you be a hero or a coward?
  3. That what you constantly think is going to happen, tends to happen.
  4. Big thoughts get big results, little thoughts get little results.
  5. Unselfish giving makes real giving possible.
  6. For so many people, failure is simply a matter of not making the expenditure of physical and mental effort that is needed for victory.
  7. A primary step in being well liked is simply to like other people and like them sincerely, not for a purpose.
  8. When you start to think positively about your relations with other people, when you start to see their behavior as a result of problems which they are not handling successfully, you quickly become one of the people people like.
  9. People who are able to turn criticism into a positive situation are going to attract friends.
  10. Whenever a man differs with you or criticizes you, try to show him by every look, by your demeanor, and by your actions that you love him.
  11. Always try to bring out the best in people and you will be welcomed wherever you go.
  12. Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
  13. Treat your body right if you want to feel right.
  14. The top can turn out to be a rat race and ulcers, if being at the top is all you're interested in.
  15. Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark.
  16. To stimulate abundance, think. Really think there is a way to better conditions.
  17. Most fear is an unreal bluffing of the imagination.
  18. We don't really possess anything, except in our subconscious.
  19. A difficulty may break you, or it can make you. It all depends on how you take hold of it, and what you do with it.
  20. The only place I've ever been where people have no problems is a cemetery and there they are all dead.
  21. Christianity and Judaism are basically Oriental faiths and the value of quietness and meditation is emphasized in the Bible.
  22. To follow the will of God is to prosper; to rebel against the will of God is to be destroyed. -Mencius, sage of China
  23. It's amazing what simple persistence will do when you use it intelligently on your difficulties.
  24. You are indeed greater than any difficulty, always remember that.
  25. In quietness and confidence shall be your strength. - Isaiah 30:15
  26. Make every effort to keep your mind free of unhealthy thoughts.