Top 91 Napoleon Hill Quotes

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 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.


Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.


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


If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way.


Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.


A genius is simply one who has taken full possession of his own mind and directed it toward objectives of his own choosing, without permitting outside influences to discourage or mislead him.


Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.


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.


Any ideas, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought


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


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


You’ve got to be sure of yourself beforeYou can ever win a prize.


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


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


Find out what you really love to do, and then find a way to make a good living doing it.


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


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


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


war grows out of desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.


Tell the world what you intend to do but first show it.


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


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.


You have a brain and mind of your own. Use it, and reach your own decisions.


The desire for sexual expression is inborn and natural. The desire cannot, and should not be submerged or eliminated. But it should be given an outlet through forms of expression which enrich the body, mind, and spirit of man.


Disappointment over love affairs generally has the effect of driving men to drink, and women to ruin; and this, because most people never learn the art of transmuting their strongest emotions into dreams of a constructive nature.


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


Definiteness of decision always requires courage, sometimes very great courage. The fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence staked their lives on the decision to affix their signatures to that document.


It is your responsibility to make sure that positive emotions constitute the dominating influence of your mind.


The emotion of sex brings into being a state of mind.


Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.


Meet struggle and master it, says nature, and you shall have strength and wisdom sufficient for all your needs.


Strength, both physical and spiritual, is the product of struggle!


Face the facts squarely. Ask yourself definite questions and demand direct replies.


Adversity relieves people of vanity and egotism. It discourages selfishness by proving that no one can succeed without the cooperation of others.


A philosophy a system of principles that will guide your thoughts and actions.


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


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.


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


If you can not do great things, Do small things in a great way.


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.


Memory is the ‘filling cabinet’ of the brain wherein is stored all thought impulses, all conscious experiences, and all sensations which reach the brain through the five physical senses.


Remember that your dominating thoughts attract, through a definite law of nature, by the shortest and most convenient route, their physical counterpart. Be careful what your thoughts dwell upon.


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.


Thoughts which are mixed with any of the feelings of emotions, constitute a “magnetic” force which attracts other similar, or related thoughts.


There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.


Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.


Riches begin in the form of thought! The amount is limited only by the person in whose mind the thought is put into motion. Faith removes limitations!


You may as well know, right here, that you can never have riches in great quantities, unless you can work yourself into a white heat of desire for money, and actually believe you will possess it.


Fortune definitely frowns upon all ill-gotten wealth, and often causes it to mysteriously evaporate.


Success in life depends upon happiness, and happiness is found in no other way than through SERVICE that is rendered in a spirit of love.” Napoleon Hill


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


The capacity to surmount failure without being discouraged is the chief asset of every person who attains outstanding success in any calling.


Whatever your mind can conceive and can believe, it can achieve


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


Most people go through life by the line of least resistance in every circumstance where they can make a choice. They do not recognize that following the lines of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked!


Opportunity…it often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat.


To be successful, you must find peace of mind, acquire the material needs of life, and above all, attain happiness. All of these evidences of success begin in the form of thought impulses.


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


The capitalists are the brains of civilization, because they supply the entire fabric of which all education, enlightenment and human progress consists.


During times of disaster sorrow brings people together in a spirit of friendship, and influences man to recognize the blessings of becoming his brother’s keeper.


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.


We rise to high positions or remain at the bottom because of conditions we can control if we desire to control them.


The Creator never singles out an individual for an important service to mankind without first testing him, through struggle, in proportion to the nature of the service he is to render.


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.


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


Fortunate is the person who has developed the self-control to steer a straight course toward his objective in life without being swayed from his purpose by either commendation or condemnation.


Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.


Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.


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.


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


Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.


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


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


War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.


Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.


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


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.


Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.


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.


We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.


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.


You don’t have to fear defeat if you believe it may reveal powers that you didn’t know you possessed.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.


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.



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