Napoleon Hill Quotes

"Think and grow rich."

"You give before you get."

"A goal is a dream with a deadline."

"Poverty and riches often change places."

"Action is the real measure of intelligence."

"Do not wait; the time will never be "just right."

"FAITH is the only known antidote for FAILURE!"

"Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing."

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

"Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel."

"Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement."

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

"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."

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

"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle."

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

"The greatest achievement was, at first, and for a time, but a dream."

"Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together."

"The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself."

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

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

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

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

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

"More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth."

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

"The emotions of FAITH, LOVE, and SEX are the most powerful of all the major positive emotions."

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

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

"No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person's enemies say about him."

"Knowledge has no value except that which can be gained from its application toward some worthy end."

"Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth."

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

"One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat."

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

"Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price."

"There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of LACK OF AMBITION!"

"Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday."

"Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty."

"One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. Every person is guilty of this mistake at one time or another."

"I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects."

"First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination."

"Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."

"I discovered, from the analysis of over 25,000 people, that men who succeed in an outstanding way, seldom do so before the age of forty, and more often they do not strike their real pace until they are well beyond the age of fifty."

"Christianity is the greatest potential power in the world today, because its founder was an intense dreamer who had the vision and the imagination to see realities in their mental and spiritual form before they had been transmuted into physical form."

"An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others."

"Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement. Just as the electron is the last unit of matter discernible to the scientist. DESIRE is the seed of all achievement; the starting place, back of which there is nothing, or at least there is nothing of which we have any knowledge."

"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches. Use auto-suggestion, have faith, imagination and overcome fear and time is your opposite player as in checkerboard."

"More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known, told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them. Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delight in tripping one when success is almost within reach."

"The emotions of FAITH, LOVE, and SEX are the most powerful of all the major positive emotions. When the three are blended, they have the effect of "coloring" the vibration of thought in such a way that it instantly reaches the subconscious mind, where it is changed into its spiritual equivalent, the only form that induces a response from Infinite Intelligence."

"We who desire to accumulate riches, should remember the real leaders of the world always have been men who harnessed, and put into practical use, the intangible, unseen forces of unborn opportunity, and have converted those forces, (or impulses of thought), into sky-scrapers, cities, factories, airplanes, automobiles, and every form of convenience that makes life more pleasant."

"Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time. One or the other must dominate. It is your responsibility to make sure that positive emotions constitute the dominating influence of your mind. Here the law of HABIT will come to your aid. Form the habit of applying and using the positive emotions! Eventually, they will dominate your mind so completely, that the negatives cannot enter it."

Compiled by Thomas George