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Without a humble but reasonable
by Norman Vincent Peale

Without a humble but reasonable
confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Life Human-Nature Psychology Attitude Happiness

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale PHOTO

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

If you have zest and enthusiasm
you attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.
- Norman Vincent Peale

 

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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

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.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Respond to emergencies in a casual manner.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful;
perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale

It's always too early to quit.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma,
but by a simple belief in the person of Christ.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Understanding can overcome any situation,
however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
- Norman Vincent Peale

When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself,
the more energy you will have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Imagination is the true magic carpet.
- Norman Vincent Peale

You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Empty pockets never held anyone back.
Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
- Norman Vincent Peale

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself.
Since you must spend so much time with yourself you
might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Promises are like crying babies in a theater,
they should be carried out at once.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which,
repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
- Norman Vincent Peale

If you put off everything till you're sure of it,
you'll never get anything done.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Be interesting, be enthusiastic...
and don't talk too much.
- Norman Vincent Peale

We tend to get what we expect.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather
be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
- Norman Vincent Peale

When every physical and mental resources is focused,
one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
- Norman Vincent Peale

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Change yourself and your work will seem different.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Four things for success: work and pray,
think and believe.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles,
but in avoiding them.
A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
- Norman Vincent Peale

There is a real magic in enthusiasm.
It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders.
The world would go on even without you.
Don't take yourself so seriously.
- Norman Vincent Peale

We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes,
but I think it's more important to learn from successes.
If you learn only from your mistakes,
you are inclined to learn only errors.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop
a peaceful state of mind.
Start each day by affirming peaceful,
contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend
to be pleasant and successful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

With courage, you will dare to take risks,
have the strength to be compassionate,
and the wisdom to be humble.
Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Let us touch the dying, the poor,
the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received
and let us not be ashamed
or slow to do the humble work.
- Mother Teresa

My religion consists of a humble admiration
of the illimitable superior spirit
who reveals himself in the slight details we are able
to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
- Albert Einstein

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand
that there is something called mystery.
- Paulo Coelho

A man's pride shall bring him low,
but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
- Proverbs 29:23

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had
known what was hidden within him,
he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
- Khalil Gibran

Seriousness is a sickness; your sense of humor
makes you more human, more humble.
The sense of humor - according to me -
is one of the most essential parts of religiousness.
- Osho

There is a kind of victory in good work,
no matter how humble.
- Jack Kemp

I am no more humble than my talents require.
- Oscar Levant

The real problem is not why some pious,
humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
- C. S. Lewis

Be modest, humble, simple.
Control your anger.
- Abraham Cahan

He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity,
with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of
a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks:
there's another dog.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

If we really love and cherish Taiwan,
we should hold our hands in unity to protect our country
and our democratic values with the most humble and tolerant hearts.
- Chen Shui-bian

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble
places where other people see nothing.
- Camille Pissarro

Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride
and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
- Blaise Pascal

Those who are believed to be most abject and humble
are usually most ambitious and envious.
- Baruch Spinoza

There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that
never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.
- Washington Irving

I've never had a humble opinion.
If you've got an opinion, why be humble about it?
- Joan Baez

One can build from ordinary stone a humble house or the finest chateau.
- Leon N. Cooper

We're quite volatile as individuals,
but that doesn't work exponentially when we are together.
Relationships are about eating humble pie.
- Guy Ritchie

The lark that shuns on lofty boughs to build,
Her humble nest, lies silent in the field.
- Edmund Waller

I have to stay humble.
I'm just a normal human with a job that is televised.
- Jai Rodriguez

Whoever loves becomes humble.
Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.
- Sigmund Freud

Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
- William Cowper

An humble knowledge of thyself is a surer way to God
than a deep search after learning.
- Thomas Kempis

I just want to be humble at all times.
- Mike Tyson

My chief concern is to try to be an humble,
earnest Christian.
- Robert E. Lee

Study the best and highest things that are;
but of yourself humble thoughts retain.
- Joe Davis

Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it
is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.
- Titus Livius


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