Napoleon Hill was an American New Thought author and a suspected con man. He is well known for his book Think and Grow Rich which has sold 20 million copies. Hill’s works insisted that fervid expectations are essential to improving one’s life. Most of his books were promoted as expounding principles to achieve “success”.
The Starting Point Of All Achievement Is Desire.
Fears Are Nothing More Than A State Of Mind.
Cherish Your Visions And Your Dreams As They Are The Children Of Your Soul, The Blueprints Of Your Ultimate Achievements.
A Goal Is A Dream With A Deadline.
Effort Only Fully Releases Its Reward After A Person Refuses To Quit.
When Your Desires Are Strong Enough You Will Appear To Possess Superhuman Powers To Achieve.
Your Big Opportunity May Be Right Where You Are Now.
Opportunity Often Comes Disguised In The Form Of Misfortune, Or Temporary Defeat.
Patience, Persistence And Perspiration Make An Unbeatable Combination For Success.
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.
Great Achievement Is Usually Born Of Great Sacrifice, And Is Never The Result Of Selfishness.
Strength And Growth Come Only Through Continuous Effort And Struggle.
Education Comes From Within; You Get It By Struggle And Effort And Thought.
Desire Is The Starting Point Of All Achievement, Not A Hope, Not A Wish, But A Keen Pulsating Desire Which Transcends Everything.
Wise Men, When In Doubt Whether To Speak Or To Keep Quiet, Give Themselves The Benefit Of The Doubt, And Remain Silent.
Most Great People Have Attained Their Greatest Success Just One Step Beyond Their Greatest Failure.
There Are No Limitations To The Mind Except Those We Acknowledge.
You Might Well Remember That Nothing Can Bring You Success But Yourself.
The Man Who Does More Than He Is Paid For Will Soon Be Paid For More Than He Does.
The Majority Of Men Meet With Failure Because Of Their Lack Of Persistence In Creating New Plans To Take The Place Of Those Which Fail.
War Grows Out Of The Desire Of The Individual To Gain Advantage At The Expense Of His Fellow Man.
If You Do Not Conquer Self, You Will Be Conquered By Self.
If You Cannot Do Great Things, Do Small Things In A Great Way.
Every Adversity, Every Failure, Every Heartache Carries With It The Seed Of An Equal Or Greater Benefit.
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.
The Ladder Of Success Is Never Crowded At The Top.
No Man Is Ever Whipped Until He Quits In His Own Mind.
The Best Way To Sell Yourself To Others Is First To Sell The Others To Yourself.
No Man Can Succeed In A Line Of Endeavor Which He Does Not Like.
Action Is The Real Measure Of Intelligence.
The Battle Is All Over Except The 'Shouting' When One Knows What Is Wanted And Has Made Up His Mind To Get It, Whatever The Price May Be.
Victory Is Always Possible For The Person Who Refuses To Stop Fighting.
There Is One Quality Which One Must Possess To Win, And That Is Definiteness Of Purpose, The Knowledge Of What One Wants, And A Burning Desire To Possess It.
Man, Alone, Has The Power To Transform His Thoughts Into Physical Reality; Man, Alone, Can Dream And Make His Dreams Come True.
All Achievements, All Earned Riches, Have Their Beginning In An Idea.
Persistence Is To The Character Of Man As Carbon Is To Steel.
Money Without Brains Is Always Dangerous.
More Gold Has Been Mined From The Thoughts Of Men Than Has Been Taken From The Earth.
Success In Its Highest And Noblest Form Calls For Peace Of Mind And Enjoyment And Happiness Which Come Only To The Man Who Has Found The Work That He Likes Best.
Any Idea, Plan, Or Purpose May Be Placed In The Mind Through Repetition Of Thought.
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.
It Is Literally True That You Can Succeed Best And Quickest By Helping Others To Succeed.
Until You Have Learned To Be Tolerant With Those Who Do Not Always Agree With You, You Will Be Neither Successful Nor Happy.
Until You Have Formed The Habit Of Looking For The Good Instead Of The Bad There Is In Others, You Will Be Neither Successful Nor Happy.
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.
The Most Interesting Thing About A Postage Stamp Is The Persistence With Which It Sticks To Its Job.
If You Must Speak Ill Of Another, Do Not Speak It, Write It In The Sand Near The Water's Edge.
Edison Failed 10,000 Times Before He Made The Electric Light. Do Not Be Discouraged If You Fail A Few Times.
The Way To Develop Decisiveness Is To Start Right Where You Are, With The Very Next Question You Face.
Create A Definite Plan For Carrying Out Your Desire And Begin At Once, Whether You Ready Or Not, To Put This Plan Into Action.