Quotes of the Day for 31 May 2009 – Norman Vincent Peale
Norman Vincent Peale was born at Bowersville, Ohio on this day in 1898. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University and Boston University, then was a reporter for the Findley, Ohio Morning Republic before his ordination in 1922. He served churches in Rhode Island and New York in the Methodist Episcopal Church for ten years before joining the Dutch Reformed Church to become pastor of the Marble Collegiate Church at New York City in 1932, a post he held for 52 years. He was key in bringing psychology into favor in the church, and published the classic The Power of Positive Thinking in 1952. Branded a heretic by some conservatives and derided as simplistic by intellectuals, he was a major voice in American Christianity in the 20th century.
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Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
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.
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
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.
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.
When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.
All from Norman Vincent Peale, 1898 - 1993
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