Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author in the area of the new thought movement who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich (1937), is one of the best-selling books of all time. Hill’s works examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success. He became an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1936. “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve” is one of Hill’s hallmark expressions. How achievement actually occurs, and a formula for it that puts success in reach of the average person, were the focal points of Hill’s books.


Below are some famous quotes by Napoleon Hill and some can be found from his book – Think and Grow Rich

“Dreams are the seedlings of reality.”

“A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.”

“Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth.”

“We refuse to believe that which we don’t understand.”

“One sound idea is all that one needs to achieve success.”

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

“Both success and failure are largely the results of habit!”

“The only limitation is that which one sets up in one’s own mind.”

“The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.”

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

What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve

“You’ve got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize.”

“More gold had been mined from the mind of men than the earth itself”

“No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.”

“Neglecting to broaden their view has kept some people doing one thing all their lives.”

“Awake, arise, and assert yourself, you dreamers of the world. Your star is now in ascendancy.”

“Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.”

“Every man is what he is, because of the dominating thoughts which he permits to occupy his mind.”

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

“In every adversity lies the seed of an equal or greater opportunity” – Napoleon Hill
“In every adversity lies the seed of an equal or greater opportunity” – Napoleon Hill

“The cause of the depression is traceable directly to the worldwide habit of trying to reap without sowing.”

“Remember that it is not the lawyer who knows the most law, but the one who best prepares his case, who wins.”

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

“The oak sleeps in the acorn. The bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs.”

“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge; both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought”

“Put your foot upon the neck of the fear of criticism by reaching a decision not to worry about what other people think, do, or say.”

“TELL THE WORLD WHAT YOU INTEND TO DO, BUT FIRST SHOW IT. This is the equivalent of saying “deeds, and not words, are what count most.”

“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.” – Napoleon Hill
“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.” – Napoleon Hill

“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.”

“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.”

“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”

“The most practical of all methods for controlling the mind is the habit of keeping it busy with a definite purpose, backed by a definite plan.”

“Perhaps we shall learn, as we pass through this age, that the ‘other self” is more powerful than the physical self we see when we look into a mirror.”

“If you are ready for the secret, you already possess one half of it, therefore, you will readily recognize the other half the moment it reaches your mind.”

“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”

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

“Those who succeed in an outstanding way seldom do so before the age of 40. More often, they do not strike their real pace until they are well beyond the age of 50.”

“The great leaders of business, industry, finance, and the great artists, musicians, poets, and writers became great, because they developed the faculty of creative imagination.”

“Knowledge is power. It is nothing of the sort! Knowledge is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and if, it is organized into definite plans of action, and directed to a definite end.”

“There is no substitute for persistence. The person who makes persistence his watch-word, discovers that “Old Man Failure” finally becomes tired, and makes his departure. Failure cannot cope with persistence.”

“A man whose mind is filled with fear not only destroys his own chances of intelligent action, but he transmits these destructive vibrations to the minds of all who come in contact with him, and destroys, also, their chances.”

“That is one of the tricks of opportunity. It has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is why so many fail to recognize opportunity.”

“Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth. Everyone has a flock of opinions ready to be wished upon anyone who will accept them. If you are influenced by “opinions” when you reach DECISIONS, you will not succeed in any undertaking.”

“There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief.”

“If you must be careless with your possessions, let it be in connection with material things. Your mind is your spiritual estate! Protect and use it with the care to which Divine Royalty is entitled. You were given a will-power for this purpose.”

“Everyone faces defeat. It may be a stepping-stone or a stumbling block, depending on the mental attitude with which it is faced.” – Napoleon Hill
“Everyone faces defeat. It may be a stepping-stone or a stumbling block, depending on the mental attitude with which it is faced.” – Napoleon Hill

“In parting, I would remind you that “Life is a checkerboard, and the player opposite you is time. If you hesitate before moving, or neglect to move promptly, your men will be wiped off the board by time. You are playing against a partner who will not tolerate decisions!”

“I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself.”

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

“Helen Keller became deaf, dumb, and blind shortly after birth. Despite her greatest misfortune, she has written her name indelibly in the pages of the history of the great. Her entire life has served as evidence that no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality.”

“Remember, too, that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they ‘arrive’. The turning point in the lives of those who succeed usually comes at some moment of crisis, through which they are introduced to their ‘other selves’.”

“To win the big stakes in this changed world, you must catch the spirit of the great pioneers of the past, whose dreams have given to civilization all that it has of value, the spirit that serves as the life-blood of our own country – your opportunity and mine, to develop and market our talents.”

“One who has loved truly, can never lose entirely. Love is whimsical and temperamental. Its nature is ephemeral, and transitory. It comes when it pleases, and goes away without warning. Accept and enjoy it while it remains, but spend no time worrying about its departure. Worry will never bring it back.”

“I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.
For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.”

I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more.
I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more.

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

“FORD SAID, “I’LL BELT THE EARTH WITH DEPENDABLE MOTOR CARS,” AND HE DID! His decision to trust his own judgment has already piled up a fortune far greater than the next five generations of his descendents can squander. For the benefit of those seeking vast riches, let it be remembered that practically the sole difference between Henry Ford and a majority of the more than one hundred thousand men who work for him, is this – FORD HAS A MIND AND CONTROLS IT, THE OTHERS HAVE MINDS WHICH THEY DO NOT TRY TO CONTROL.”

“If you think you are beaten, you are, if you think you dare not, you don’t. If you like to win, but you think you can’t, it is almost certain you won’t. If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost, for out in the world we find, success begins with a fellow’s will – it’s all in the state of mind. If you think you’re outclassed, you are, you’ve got to think high to rise, you’ve got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize. Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man but sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can!”

You can read the whole book in pdf format here
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

 

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