53 Positive Napoleon Hill Quotes


Napoleon Hill is best known for his mega bestselling book, “Think and Grow Rich”. This book has been said to be the most effective personal development book ever written based on how many lives it has changed. The main concept behind the book is to have a burning, intense desire for one clear goal. The following are quotes by Mr. Hill from his various books and audio recordings.


“Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.”


“Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.”


“If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.”


“It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.”


“No man is ever whipped until he quits in his own mind.”


“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”


“Action is the real measure of intelligence.”


“All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.”


“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”


“Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.”


“Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.”


“Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.”


“If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water’s edge.”


“Money without brains is always dangerous.”


“No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.”


“Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.”


“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”


“The starting point of all achievement is desire.”


“The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face.”


“Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.”


“When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.”


“You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.”


“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.”


“You give before you get.”


“The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.”


“The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.”


“Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.”


“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”


“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”


“Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.”


“Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.”


“All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.”


“No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person’s enemies say about him.”


“No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.”


“The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.”


“You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.”


“Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.”


“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”


“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”


“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.”


“Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.”


“Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win – essential to success.”


“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”


“Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.”


“One must marry one’s feelings to one’s beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one’s life.”


“The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.”


“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.”


“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.”


“Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.”


“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”


“Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.”


“Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.”


“Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.”

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