The Meaning of Life – Norman Vincent Peale

atkins-bookshelf-quotations“We are here to be excited from youth to old age, to have an insatiable curiosity about the world. Aldous Huxley once said that to carry the spirit of the child into old age is the secret of genius. And I buy that. We are also here to genuinely, humbly and sincerely help others by practicing a friendly attitude. And every person is born for a purpose. Everyone has a potential, in essence, built into them. And if we are to live life to its fullest, we must realize that potential.”

Norman Vincent Peale, Protestant pastor, host of the radio show “The Art of Living,” and author of the best-selling The Power of Positive Thinking, as quoted in The Meaning of Life: Reflections in Words and Pictures on Why We Are Here, edited by David Friend, Little Brown (1991)

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