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Norman Vincent Peale

Birthdate: 31. May 1898
Date of death: 24. December 1993
Other names: N.V Peale, Норман Пил

Norman Vincent Peale was an American minister and author known for his work in popularizing the concept of positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking. He served as the pastor of Marble Collegiate Church, New York, from 1932 until 1984, leading a Reformed Church in America congregation. Peale was a personal friend of President Richard Nixon. Donald Trump attended Peale's church while growing up, as well as marrying his first wife Ivana there. Peale's ideas and techniques were controversial, and he received frequent criticism both from church figures and from the psychiatric profession.

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The Power of Positive Thinking
The Power of Positive Thinking
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Quotes Norman Vincent Peale

„Just a moment ago nature put on one of its most spectacular demonstrations.“

—  Norman Vincent Peale

Power Of The Plus Factor (1987)
Context: Just a moment ago nature put on one of its most spectacular demonstrations. The widest rainbow I have ever seen stretched from the lake over a high snow-clad mountain to touch down in a deep valley in the Alps. There was about this gigantic rainbow a deep benediction of peace and hope. But as ineffable as nature is in the effect of natural beauty on the mind, it cannot match the peace of God in its healing effect on the human mind. <!-- p. 180

„Every individual forms his own estimate of himself and that basic estimate goes far toward determining what he becomes.“

—  Norman Vincent Peale

Stay Alive All Your Life (1957), Epigram, Ch. 1 : The Magnificent Power of Belief http://www.ebookwise.com/ebooks/b55844/Stay-Alive-All-Your-Life/Dr-Norman-Vincent-Peale/?si=43
Stay Alive All Your Life (1957)
Context: Every individual forms his own estimate of himself and that basic estimate goes far toward determining what he becomes. You can do no more than you believe you can. You can be no more than you believe you are. Belief stimulates power within yourself. Have faith in faith. Don't be afraid to trust faith.

„By success, of course, I do not mean that you may become rich, famous, or powerful for that does not, of necessity, represent achievement. Indeed, not infrequently, such individuals represent pathetic failure as persons.“

—  Norman Vincent Peale

Stay Alive All Your Life (1957)
Context: By success, of course, I do not mean that you may become rich, famous, or powerful for that does not, of necessity, represent achievement. Indeed, not infrequently, such individuals represent pathetic failure as persons. By success I mean the development of mature and constructive personality.
Through the application of the principle of constructive thinking you can attain your worthy goals. The natural outcome of living by creative principles is creative results. Believe and create is a basic fact of successful living.

„God is vitality. God is life. God is energy.“

—  Norman Vincent Peale

"No More Stress or Tension" in Plus : The Magazine of Positive Thinking (May 1986), p. 22
Context: Who is God? Some theological being? He is so much greater than theology. God is vitality. God is life. God is energy. As you breathe God in, as you visualize His energy, you will be reenergized!

„Believe and create is a basic fact of successful living.“

—  Norman Vincent Peale

Stay Alive All Your Life (1957)
Context: By success, of course, I do not mean that you may become rich, famous, or powerful for that does not, of necessity, represent achievement. Indeed, not infrequently, such individuals represent pathetic failure as persons. By success I mean the development of mature and constructive personality.
Through the application of the principle of constructive thinking you can attain your worthy goals. The natural outcome of living by creative principles is creative results. Believe and create is a basic fact of successful living.

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„Change your thoughts and you can change the world.“

—  Norman Vincent Peale

As quoted in Back on Track : How to Straighten Out Your Life When It Throws You a Curve (1997) by Deborah Norville, p. 201
Variant: Change your thoughts and you change your world.

„The trouble with most of us is that we'd rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.“

—  Norman Vincent Peale, book The Power of Positive Thinking

Variant: The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism
Source: The Power of Positive Thinking

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