"Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Norman Vincent Peale on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Norman Vincent Peale on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Norman Vincent Peale on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Norman Vincent Peale on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Norman Vincent Peale on Ernest Hemingway
"When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him."
"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are."
"Change your thoughts and you change your world."
"Change yourself and your work will seem different."
"One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is."