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Stand up to your obstacles
by 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

Related topics: Positive Motivational

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

It's always too early to quit.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Imagination is the true magic carpet.
- 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

Change yourself and your work will seem different.
- 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

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

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

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

Capture a shadow,
dance with the wind,
stand in a rainbow,
begin at the end.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

If it's Right, stand up for it - together.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese Proverb

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

Don't let your fears stand in the way of your dreams.
- Anonymous

Know that you do not need the approval of others.
You are unique and magnificent. Stand tall, stand proud.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

In matters of style, swim with the current;
in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
- Thomas Jefferson

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
- Abraham Lincoln

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are often stiffened.
- Billy Graham

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
- Abraham Lincoln

Stand Tall, Breathe Deep, Be Unstoppable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Aristotle

Don't let anyone else take the measure
of your worth and capabilities.
Always stand proud in who you are.
- Margaret Spellings

Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
- Mark Twain

That I was born to this circle - I am blessed.
That I choose to stand in this circle - I am proud.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

If you believe in forever,
then life is just a one night stand.
- The Righteous Brothers

I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true.
I am not bound to succeed,
but I am bound to live by the light that I have.
I must stand with anybody that stands right,
and stand with him while he is right,
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

Stand with anybody that stands right,
stand with him while he is right
and part with him when he goes wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you stand up and be counted,
from time to time you may get yourself knocked down.
But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again.
A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
- Thomas J. Watson

Before you can forgive others,
you must be a person whose forgiveness matters.
Before you can have gratitude for your life,
you must believe that your life has value.
Before your choices have value,
you must feel that you yourself have value.
Before you can dream a great dream for your future,
you have to believe that your future matters.
Before you can build positive habits of resolve and commitment,
before you can begin to live into the Japanese proverb,
"Fall seven times, stand up eight,"
you must believe that your life matters.
Before you can celebrate your life, you must Honor it.
And, before you can feel unity with,
and Honor toward, Spirit and all creation,
you must Honor yourself to feel worthy of that unity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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