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342 Inspiring Quotes by Napoleon Hill

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Wikipedia Summary for Napoleon Hill

Oliver Napoleon Hill (born October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American self-help author. He is known best for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937) which is among the 10 best selling self-help books of all time. 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".

Hill is, in modern times, a controversial figure. Accused of fraud, modern historians also doubt many of his claims, such as that he met Andrew Carnegie and that he was an attorney. Gizmodo has called him "the most famous conman you've probably never heard of".

green and blue chevron textile

Start going the extra mile and opportunity will follow you.

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette of stones during golden hour

Life is a game board. Time is your opponent. If you procrastinate, you will lose the game. You must make a move to be victorious.

--Napoleon Hill

bonfire in forest

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

--Napoleon Hill

brown butterfly perched on flower

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

--Napoleon Hill

brown and white butterfly on purple petaled flower

Nothing is impossible to the person who backs desire with enduring faith.

--Napoleon Hill

selective focus photography of black and white bird on stem

Napoleon Hill saw this law of transmutation as the seed of equivalent benefit: With every disappointment, heartbreak, or failure, there exists an equal (usually greater) positive benefit.

--Napoleon Hill

green leafed plant

You become what you think about.

--Napoleon Hill

sunset

Initiative is as essential to success as a hub is essential to a wagon wheel.

--Napoleon Hill

person holding hourglass

No man achieves great success who is unwilling to make personal sacrifices.

--Napoleon Hill

foggy mountains

If you believe yourself unfortunate because you have loved and lost, perish the thought. One who has loved truly, can never lose entirely.

--Napoleon Hill


silhouette of person jumping in mid air

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

--Napoleon Hill

raindrops on clear window

You can do it if you believe you can.

--Napoleon Hill


multicolored heart LED light on wall

Your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are.

--Napoleon Hill

high-angle photography of beach side

You are fortunate if you have learned the difference between temporary defeat and failure, more fortunate still if you have learned the truth that the very seed of success is dormant in every defeat that you experience.

--Napoleon Hill

closed door

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

--Napoleon Hill

long exposure photography of beach

Most people wish for riches, but few people provide the definite plan and burning desire which pave the road to wealth.

--Napoleon Hill

elephants on green grass field during daytime

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

--Napoleon Hill

pink and white roses on white surface

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

--Napoleon Hill

person in black jacket standing on beach during daytime

When you are able to maintain your own highest standards of integrity -- regardless of what others may do -- you are destined for greatness.

--Napoleon Hill

Bryce Canyon National Park Sunrise Point at Utah

Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire, you will be neither successful nor happy.

--Napoleon Hill

Longer Version:

Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you; until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire; 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.


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If you can't forgive, don't ask to be forgiven.

--Napoleon Hill

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Only the highway of useful service leads to the city of happiness.

--Napoleon Hill

grayscale photo of elephant on grass field

Most misfortunes are the results of misused time.

--Napoleon Hill



white flowers

The successful leader must be willing to assume responsibility for the mistakes and the shortcomings of his followers.

--Napoleon Hill

man skiing on land

The mind attracts the thing it dwells upon.

--Napoleon Hill

purple flowers under cloudy sky

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

Bryce Canyon National Park Sunrise Point at Utah

Don't be afraid of a little opposition. Remember that the 'Kite' of success generally rises against the wind of Adversity, not with it.

--Napoleon Hill

black and white photography of alarm clock displaying 1:37 time

Decide where you are going and how you are to get there. Then make a start from where you now stand.

--Napoleon Hill

two clown fishes underwater

Every successful person finds that great success lies just beyond the point when they're convinced their idea is not going to work.

--Napoleon Hill

woman doing yoga on rock platform next to body of water

If you love, absolutely love what you are doing, chances are excellent that you will succeed. There is nothing so exhausting as working on a job you don't like.

--Napoleon Hill

Close-up of a white line on green grass in a soccer field

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

--Napoleon Hill

purple flowers under sunny sky

Man's brain may be compared to an electric battery...a group of electric batteries will provide more energy than a single battery.

--Napoleon Hill

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The subconscious acts first on the dominating desires.

--Napoleon Hill


green and white bird on black wire during daytime

Render more service than you are paid for and eventually you will be paid more for less services rendered.

--Napoleon Hill

yellow sunflower in close up photography

Time is valuable, and when it is gone, it is gone. Time is wealth, and unlike money, when it is gone, you cannot replace it.

--Napoleon Hill

white-and-pink flowers

Your attitude towards problems, difficulties, and adversities is the most important factor in overcoming them.

--Napoleon Hill


Close-up of a white line on green grass in a soccer field

The surest way of finding peace of mind is that which helps the greatest number of others to find it.

--Napoleon Hill

A view of the night showing stars

Attend well to your character, and your reputation will look out for itself.

--Napoleon Hill

black textile in close up photography

Definiteness of purpose with positive mental attitude is the starting point of all worthwhile achievement.

--Napoleon Hill

blue and white abstract painting

A positive mental attitude is an irresistible force that knows no such thing as an immovable body.

--Napoleon Hill

bunch of tulips flower on wooden surface

Your mental attitude gives your entire personality a drawing power that attracts the circumstances, things and people you think about most!

--Napoleon Hill

green palm plant

The only thing over which you have complete right of control at all times is your mental attitude.

--Napoleon Hill

brown trees under blue sky during daytime

Your associates can be priceless.

--Napoleon Hill

white wooden table near brown chair

Love is, without question life's greatest experience.

--Napoleon Hill

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Imagine, as realistically as possible, the place where you want to be in the near future, the state you wish to reach and the Universe will help you and guide you.

--Napoleon Hill

blue rose

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

forest trees photograph

Enthusiasm, if fueled by inspiration and perseverance, travels with passion and its destination is excellence.

--Napoleon Hill

person holding sunflower

The great leaders of business, industry and finance, and the great artists, poets, musicians and writers all became great because they developed the power of self-motivation .

--Napoleon Hill


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The worst of all human ailments: indecision.

--Napoleon Hill

white brick wall

Hard labor and good intentions are not sufficient to carry a man through to success.

--Napoleon Hill

yellow flower field under clear sky

If you don't want your life to be 'messed up,' don't fool around with those who have messed up theirs.

--Napoleon Hill

water droplets on green leaf

Poverty is no disgrace. But it is certainly not a recommendation.

--Napoleon Hill

orange abstract painting

The successful leader must plan his work and work his plan.

--Napoleon Hill

woman sitting on black chair in front of glass-panel window with white curtains

If your imagination leads you to understand how quickly people grant your requests when those requests appeal to their self- interest, you can have practically anything you go after.

--Napoleon Hill

brown and gray mountains during daytime

Men have no confidence in an officer who doesn't know his own mind.

--Napoleon Hill

black pug puppy on green textile

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.

--Napoleon Hill

green trees on body of water during daytime

We are the masters of our fate, the captains of our souls, because we have the power to control our thoughts.

--Napoleon Hill

brown grass field under blue sky and white clouds during daytime

We are what we are, because of the vibrations of thought which we pick up and register, through the stimuli of our daily environment.

--Napoleon Hill

woman in black sports bra and black leggings

Man may become the master of himself, and of his environment, because he has the power to influence his own subconscious mind, and through it, gain the cooperation of Infinite Intelligence.

--Napoleon Hill

sunset

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

--Napoleon Hill

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It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.

--Napoleon Hill

adobe wall

Most failures could have been converted into successes if someone had held on another minute or made more effort.

--Napoleon Hill

golden retriever inside car

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

--Napoleon Hill

brown and black butterfly on pink flower

The subconscious mind is more susceptible to influence by impulses of thought mixed with 'feeling' or emotion, than by those originating solely in the reasoning portion of the mind.

--Napoleon Hill

person sleeping on gray gang chair

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.

--Napoleon Hill

shallow focus photography of snowflake

Your real courage shows best in the hour of adversity.

--Napoleon Hill

selective photography of green leaf plant

A positive mind finds a way it can be done; a negative mind looks for all the ways it can't be done.

--Napoleon Hill


orange abstract painting

No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.

--Napoleon Hill

shallow focus photography of brown and black bird

Life is a mirror of your consistent thoughts.

--Napoleon Hill


black wooden door near green plant

Experience is an asset of which no worker can be cheated, no matter how selfish or greedy his immediate employer may be.

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette of person on top of mountain pointing flashlight on sky filled with stars at night time

A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.

--Napoleon Hill

Longer Version:

If you give up before your goal has been reached, you are a "quitter." A QUITTER NEVER WINS AND A WINNER NEVER QUITS. Lift this sentence out, write it on a piece of paper in letters an inch high, and place it where you will see it every night before you go to sleep, and every morning before you go to work.


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Opportunity never sneaks up on those who straddle the fence of indecision.

--Napoleon Hill

person walking holding brown leather bag

No manʼs education is ever finished. A manʼs reading program should be as carefully planned as his daily diet, for that too is food, without which he cannot mentally develop.

--Napoleon Hill

green palm plant

The Ability to influence people without irritating them is the most profitable art known to man.

--Napoleon Hill

photo of brown parquet

When you close the door of your mind to negative thoughts, the door of opportunity opens to you.

--Napoleon Hill

woman riding on skateboard during daytime

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.

--Napoleon Hill

woman in white shirt sitting on brown rock near lake during daytime

Don't wait. The time will never be just right.

--Napoleon Hill

Arizona landscape

Trying to get without first giving is as fruitless as trying to reap without having sown.

--Napoleon Hill

white and black soccer ball on grass field

The person who works harder when the boss isn't around is headed straight for a better job.

--Napoleon Hill

selective focus photo of brown guitar on white pillow

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

--Napoleon Hill

rocks on sea side at daytime

Winners never quit, quitters never win.

--Napoleon Hill

empty brown concrete stairs beside green grass under starry sky long-exposure photography

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

--Napoleon Hill

sunset

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

--Napoleon Hill

man and woman with dog on woods

You give before you get.

--Napoleon Hill


blue and white striped textile

No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind.

--Napoleon Hill

Longer Version:

No two minds ever come together without a third invisible force, which may be likened to a 'third mind.' When a group of individual minds are coordinated and function in harmony, the increased energy created through that alliance becomes available to every individual in the group.


blue sky and white clouds

Our minds become magnetized with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds and these magnets attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette photo of couple standing on beach watching sunset

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


photo of about to bloom lotus flower

What you think, so you will become.

--Napoleon Hill

man in black jacket and black pants standing on brown rock formation during daytime

If the winds of fortune are temporarily blowing against you, remember that you can harness them and make them carry you toward your definite purpose, through the use of your imagination.

--Napoleon Hill

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No person may enjoy outstanding success without good health.

--Napoleon Hill

gold round wall clock on white painted wall

The imagination is the workshop of the soul, where all the plans for individual achievement are shaped.

--Napoleon Hill

Arizona landscape

Every man is what he is, because of the DOMINATING THOUGHTS which he permits to occupy his mind.

--Napoleon Hill

full moon in the sky

Today's worries may become tomorrow's priceless experiences.

--Napoleon Hill

white boat on sea under white sky during daytime

The world is filled with unfortunate souls who didn't hear opportunity knock at the door, because they were down at the convenience stor buying lottery tickets.

--Napoleon Hill

person holding flowers

The greatest failure in life is to stop trying.

--Napoleon Hill

woman wearing black top standing near yellow wall

You can't change where you started, but you can change the direction you are going. It's not what you are going to do, but it's what you are doing now that counts.

--Napoleon Hill

blue wallpaper

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

--Napoleon Hill

person holding gray leaf

Nobody rises above mediocrity unless they use the brains of other people.

--Napoleon Hill


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It is a point that I repeat over and over again in teaching public speaking. It is not so much what you say as it is the tone and manner in which you say it that makes a lasting impression.

--Napoleon Hill

pink concrete wall during daytime

Sex energy is the creative energy of all creative geniuses.

--Napoleon Hill

Longer Version:

Sex energy is the creative energy of all geniuses. There never has been, and never will be a great leader, builder or artist lacking in the driving force of sex.


city lights from hill

Enthusiasm is contagious, and the person who has it, under control, is generally welcome in any group of people.

--Napoleon Hill

2 people riding on boat during sunset

Success is very largely a matter of adjusting one's self to the ever-varying and changing environments of life, in a spirit of harmony and poise.

--Napoleon Hill

tree and pink sky painting

You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

--Napoleon Hill

stainless steel key on brown rod

Life gives no one immunity against adversity, but life gives to everyone the power of positive thought which is sufficient to master all circumstances of adversity and convert them into benefits.

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette photo of mountain during night time

Every well built house started in the form of a definite purpose plus a definite plan in the nature of a set of blueprints.

--Napoleon Hill

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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.

--Napoleon Hill

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Successful people move on their own initiative but they know where they are going before they start.

--Napoleon Hill

green trees under white sky during daytime

FAITH is the only agency through which the cosmic force of Infinite Intelligence can be harnessed and used by man.

--Napoleon Hill

person holding hourglass

The man who always takes and never gives is not a leader. He is a parasite.

--Napoleon Hill

selective focus photography of pink petaled flower

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.

--Napoleon Hill



four handheld gardening tools on rack

Your mental attitude is the most dependable key to your personality.

--Napoleon Hill

crack in wall

Your real wealth can be measured not by what you have but by who you are.

--Napoleon Hill

group of people inside the room in grayscale photo

A negative attitude toward others can never bring me success.

--Napoleon Hill

grassland landscape

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

--Napoleon Hill

snow-capped mountain at the horizon viewed from lake dock

Practice being grateful for everything that life has blessed you with.

--Napoleon Hill


mountains under starry sky during nighttime

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

--Napoleon Hill

boy standing on grass and facing fence during daytime

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

--Napoleon Hill

red tulip in bloom during daytime

Riches, when they come in huge quantities, are never the result of HARD work!

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette of man and woman during sunset

The persistent man with a poor plan stands a better chance of winning than the man with a perfect plan who hesitates and waivers in carrying it out.

--Napoleon Hill

mountains covered with fog

The man of decision cannot be stopped! The man of indecision cannot be started! Take your own choice.

--Napoleon Hill

man in black jacket and black pants standing on brown rock formation during daytime

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.

--Napoleon Hill

blue boat on sand near body of water during daytime

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.

--Napoleon Hill

brown leaf tree facing the lake

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

--Napoleon Hill

mixed paints in a plate

NOTHING which life has to offer is worth the price of worry.

--Napoleon Hill

backdrop

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.

--Napoleon Hill

pink and blue painted wall

No one could become an efficient leader or take the initiative in any great undertaking without belief in himself.

--Napoleon Hill


backdrop solid

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

--Napoleon Hill


white ceramic mug with coffee on brown wooden table

Failure seems to be nature's plan for preparing us for great responsibilities.

--Napoleon Hill


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Desire is making people build ships and cities, has made men conquer nations... and it can defeat that nicotine.

--Napoleon Hill

pink rose flower

Every time a man rises from defeat, he becomes mentally and emotionally stronger. Thus, in time, one may actually find his self -- his true, inner self -- through temporary defeat.

--Napoleon Hill

brown and gray brick wall

The person who stops studying merely because he has finished school is forever hopelessly doomed to mediocrity, no matter what may be his calling. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.

--Napoleon Hill

short-beak red bird on tree

You have to understand you cannot have faith and fear at the same time; you can only have one or the other.

--Napoleon Hill

aerial photography of mountain range covered with snow under white and blue sky at daytime

Faith is indispensable for success. Faith is induced and strengthened by the instructions you give your subconscious mind.

--Napoleon Hill

seashore during golden hour

Like the wind that carries one ship east and another west, the law of autosuggestion will lift you up or pull you down according to the way that you set your sails of thought.

--Napoleon Hill

brown sand under blue sky during daytime

A mind dominated by positive emotions, becomes a favorable abode for the state of mind known as faith.

--Napoleon Hill

man in black jacket and black pants standing on brown rock formation during daytime

Ideas are intangible forces, but they have more power than the physical brains that give birth to them. They have the power to live on, after the brain that creates them has returned to dust.

--Napoleon Hill

woman doing yoga meditation on brown parquet flooring

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

--Napoleon Hill

sunset

Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk of life.

--Napoleon Hill

yellow sunflower field under blue sky during daytime

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

--Napoleon Hill

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Good intentions are useless until they are expressed in appropriate action!

--Napoleon Hill

brown rugby ball

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

--Napoleon Hill

calm body of water near alp mountains during nighttime

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

--Napoleon Hill


blooming yellow sunflower field

Remember when your plans fail, that temporary defeat is not permanent failure.

--Napoleon Hill

low angle photography of green and brown tree

Riches begin in the form of thought.

--Napoleon Hill

red rose

Fear is a habit, so is self pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can and I will.

--Napoleon Hill


rock formation in body of water

It is strange, but true, that the most important turning-points of life often come at the most unexpected times and in the most unexpected ways.

--Napoleon Hill

white flowers

The average person would have quit at the first failure. That's why there have been many average men and only one Edison.

--Napoleon Hill


sunset forest

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.

--Napoleon Hill


silhouette of mountains under blue sky during daytime

There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it.

--Napoleon Hill

sunset

Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds.

--Napoleon Hill

shallow focus photography of black DSLR camera

Capability means imagination.

--Napoleon Hill

green leaf tree on shore

No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it.

--Napoleon Hill

Longer Version:

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.


orange flowers

Your own mental attitude is your real boss.

--Napoleon Hill

mountains under orange kies

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.

--Napoleon Hill

brown butterfly perched on flower

The only 'break' anyone can afford to rely upon is a self-made 'break'.

--Napoleon Hill

forest trees photograph

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.

--Napoleon Hill


beach during daytime

Bravery is fearlessness-the absence of fear. The merest dolt may be brave because he lacks the mentality to appreciate his danger.

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette of person's hands forming heart

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

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette of stones during golden hour

Every individual has the power to change his or her material or financial status by first changing the nature of his or her beliefs.

--Napoleon Hill

yellow sunflowers under white clouds and blue sky

You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

--Napoleon Hill

gray concrete surface

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade and sell it to all of those who get thirsty from complaining.

--Napoleon Hill

brown wooden heart shaped figurine

First you fuel the desire, then the desire will fuel you.

--Napoleon Hill

white petaled flower bloom during daytime

In long run sword is defeated by mind.

--Napoleon Hill

yellow sunflower under blue sky during daytime

No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes.

--Napoleon Hill

A stack of thick folders on a white surface

Behind every adversity -- is an opportunity!

--Napoleon Hill


man in black jacket and black pants standing on brown rock formation during daytime

Do not look for a miracle, because you will not find it. You will find only the eternal laws of nature. These laws are available to every person who has the faith and the courage to use them.

--Napoleon Hill

forest trees photograph

Faith and Fear make poor bedfellows. Where one is found, the other cannot exist.

--Napoleon Hill


person behind fog glass

Unlimited power may be available when two or more people coordinate their thoughts and actions in a spirit of perfect harmony for the attainment of a definite purpose.

--Napoleon Hill

body of water surrounded with plants under cloudy sky

The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man.

--Napoleon Hill

two blue beach chairs near body of water

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.

--Napoleon Hill

red rose illustration

Count that day lost whose descending sun finds you with no good deeds done.

--Napoleon Hill

silver round analog wall clock

There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.

--Napoleon Hill

brown leaf tree facing the lake

It is a well known fact that a man learns best that which he endeavors to teach others.

--Napoleon Hill

yellow flower shallow photography

It takes more than a college degree to make one a person of education. Any person who is educated is one who has learned to get whatever he wants in life without violating the rights of others.

--Napoleon Hill

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The person who sows a single beautiful thought in the mind of another, renders the world a greater service than that rendered by all the faultfinders combined.

--Napoleon Hill

two women sitting on wooden dock over body of water

You either control your mind or it controls you.

--Napoleon Hill

Clear blue ocean washing on the sandy shore on a clear day in Cancún

ALL THOUGHTS WHICH HAVE BEEN EMOTIONALIZED, (given feeling) AND MIXED WITH FAITH, begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent or counterpart.

--Napoleon Hill

woman signing on white printer paper beside woman about to touch the documents

One of the most valuable things any person can learn is the art of using the knowledge and experience of others.

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette of stones during golden hour

The possibilities of creative effort connected with the subconscious mind are stupendous and imponderable. They inspire one with awe.

--Napoleon Hill

person shadow boxing grayscale

Every man's own character is written so all who will may read it, in the expression of his eyes, the tone of his voice, the posture of his body, the style of his clothes, and the nature of his deeds!

--Napoleon Hill

woman standing on cliff

No person with a grievance can be also a person with an attractive personality!

--Napoleon Hill

brown wooden surface

Truly, "thoughts are things," and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their translation into riches, or other material objects.

--Napoleon Hill

pink

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.

--Napoleon Hill

a woman sits on the end of a dock during daytime staring across a lake

What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.

--Napoleon Hill

black textile in close up photography

People buy personalities as much as merchandise, and it is a question if they are not influenced more by the personalities with which they come in contact than they are by the merchandise.

--Napoleon Hill


flock of birds flying under blue sky during daytime

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

--Napoleon Hill


sunset hgihway

The brain is the first broadcasting station ever invented.

--Napoleon Hill

purple flowered hedge plants

Your mental attitude is someting you can control outright and you must use self-discipline until you create a Positive Mental Attitude -- your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are.

--Napoleon Hill

brown wooden table clock at 10 10

Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire brings a small amount of heat.

--Napoleon Hill

brown wallpaper

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.

--Napoleon Hill

macro shot photography of two votive candles

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.

--Napoleon Hill

photo of clear sky full of stars

Self-sacrifice is essential to leadership. You will give, give all the time.

--Napoleon Hill

pink tulip flower

The mind becomes withered, stagnant, narrow and closed unless it searches for new ideas.

--Napoleon Hill


white smoke

The imagination is too often regarded merely as an indefinite, untraceable, indescribable something that does nothing but create fiction.

--Napoleon Hill

photography of white wall lot

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

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette of three men falling in line while walking during golden hour

Money without brains is always dangerous.

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette of mountain

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

--Napoleon Hill

focus photography of chick on gray ground

One who has loved truly can never lose entirely.

--Napoleon Hill

Longer Version:

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.


purple flower in macro lens

There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.

--Napoleon Hill

backdrop

O Divine Providence, I ask not for more riches but more wisdom with which to make wiser use of the riches you gave me at birth, consisting in the power to control and direct my own mind to whatever ends I might desire.

--Napoleon Hill

man in cowboy hat

If you truly want to succeed, be prepared to go the extra mile.

--Napoleon Hill

body of water during daytime

Indecision, doubt and fear. The members of this unholy trio are closely related; where one is found, the other two are close at hand.

--Napoleon Hill


silhouette of man standing on rock while looking in sky

A closed mind stumbles over the blessings of life without recognizing them.

--Napoleon Hill

aerial view of river in between green trees during daytime

A burning desire to be, and to do is the starting point from which the dreamer must take off. Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition.

--Napoleon Hill

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Self-confidence may be mistaken for egotism if it is not accompanied by humility of the heart.

--Napoleon Hill

green and white bird on black wire during daytime

A mind ill with negative attitudes is more dangerous than a sick body, for its sickness is always contagious.

--Napoleon Hill


silhouette photo of person holding flashlight under milk way

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

--Napoleon Hill

orange moon during nighttime

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

--Napoleon Hill



two dragonflies on green cornate leaf

Quick riches are more dangerous than poverty.

--Napoleon Hill

two children holding hands while walking in the middle of the fields

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

--Napoleon Hill

crescent moon above mountain

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.

--Napoleon Hill


sunset

You can be absolutely certain that when you feel you are being most unfairly tested, you are being prepared for great achievement.

--Napoleon Hill

jellyfish under water photo

What remarkable strength is shown by the person who can lay aside personal prejudices and work without friction with a group of individuals with whom he or she is not in accord on many subjects.

--Napoleon Hill

yellow and red tulip in bloom close up photo

Achieve self-mastery over your thoughts, and constantly direct them toward your goals and objectives. Learn to focus your attention on the goals that you want to achieve and on finding ways to achieve those goals.

--Napoleon Hill

road between yellow leaf trees at daytime

Your real boss is the one who walks around under your hat.

--Napoleon Hill

panoramic photography of mountains

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

--Napoleon Hill

man jumping on hill during golden hour

Success is good at any age, but the sooner you find it, the longer you will enjoy it.

--Napoleon Hill

black and white bird on seashore

The major weakness of all educational systems is that they neither teach nor encourage the habit of definite decision.

--Napoleon Hill

black pug puppy on white and pink textile

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

--Napoleon Hill

flock of birds flying under blue sky during daytime

Your only limitation is the one you set up in your own mind!

--Napoleon Hill

person sinking on body of water

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.

--Napoleon Hill

purple flowered hedge plants

Charles Chaplin makes a million dollars a year out of a funny, shuffling walk and a pair of baggy trousers, because he does "something different." Take the hint and "individualize" yourself with some distinctive idea.

--Napoleon Hill

black and white photography of alarm clock displaying 1:37 time

The individual with a negative mental attitude attracts troubles as a magnet attracts steel fittings.

--Napoleon Hill

yellow sunflower in close up photography

Fear, the worst of all enemies can be effectively cured by forced repetition of acts of courage.

--Napoleon Hill

pink lotus flower on clear body of water

Handicaps can be converted into stepping stones on which one may climb toward some worthy goal, unless they are accepted as obstacles, and used as alibis.

--Napoleon Hill


silhouette photography of man illustration

To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.

--Napoleon Hill

woman signing on white printer paper beside woman about to touch the documents

An educated person is not necessarily the one who has the knowledge, but the one who knows where to get it when needed.

--Napoleon Hill

person walking holding brown leather bag

That man is rich indeed who has more friends than enemies, fears no one, and is so busy building that he has no time to devote to tearing down another's hopes and plans.

--Napoleon Hill


red

If you do not believe in co-operation, look what happens to a wagon that loses a wheel.

--Napoleon Hill

blue and white abstract painting

Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand and work with whatever tools you may have.

--Napoleon Hill



yellow background

We see men who have accumulated great fortunes, but we often recognize only their triumph, overlooking the temporary defeats which they had to surmount before arriving.

--Napoleon Hill

boy and cat in front of moon

Men of action usually win -- that is one of their distinctive features.

--Napoleon Hill

sunset grasslands

Friendship freely given and gratefully received is one of life's greatest gifts.

--Napoleon Hill

purple and blue light illustration

Until a man selects a DEFINITE PURPOSE IN LIFE, he dissipates his energies and spreads his thoughts over so many subjects and in so many different directions that they lead not to power, but to indecision and weakness.

--Napoleon Hill


brown wooden heart shaped figurine

Within every adversity is an equal and opposite benefit.

--Napoleon Hill

green trees on forest during daytime

What a different story men would have to tell if only they would adopt a DEFINITE PURPOSE, and stand by that purpose until it had time to become an all-consuming obsession!

--Napoleon Hill

woman signing on white printer paper beside woman about to touch the documents

The most damaging forms of intolerance are connected with religious, racial and political differences of opinion.

--Napoleon Hill

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Who said it could not be done? And tell me what great victories does he have to his credit which qualifies him to judge what can and can't be accomplished.

--Napoleon Hill

pink flowers in tilt shift lens

Most so called FAILURES are only temporary defeats.

--Napoleon Hill


brown wooden table clock at 10 10

Your reputation is that which people think you are; your character is that which you are.

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette photography of trees and sky

There is always plenty of capital for those who can create practical plans for using it.

--Napoleon Hill


orange rose in bloom close up photo

Every failure, every adversity, every heartache may be a blessing in disguise providing it softens the animal portion of our nature.

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette of people riding bicycle

Every failure is a blessing in disguise, providing it teaches some needed lesson one could not have learned without it. Most so-called Failures are only temporary defeats.

--Napoleon Hill

white wall paint with black line

Someday America will have its very own commercial-free TV and radio station devoted to only one thing: to teach people, in their homes, all the essentials of personal achievement.

--Napoleon Hill

low-angle photo of white daisy

Desire is the factor that determines what your definite purpose in life shall be.

--Napoleon Hill

pair of white lace-up shoes

The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.

--Napoleon Hill

pink and red flowers

The space you occupy and the authority you exercise may be measured with mathematical exactness by the service you render.

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette of off-road car

Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act on building the life you desire.

--Napoleon Hill

landscape photography of mountains with cloudy skies during golden hour

Both success and failure are largely the results of HABIT!

--Napoleon Hill

white flowers in brown stem

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.

--Napoleon Hill

shallow focus photography of brown and black bird

Faith is the only known antidote for failure!

--Napoleon Hill


woman in black shirt walking on sidewalk near brown concrete wall partition

People who do not succeed have one distinguishing trait in common. They know all the reasons for failure, and have what they believe to be air-tight alibis to explain away their own lack of achievement.

--Napoleon Hill

two white flowers

Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.

--Napoleon Hill

person in black jacket standing on beach during daytime

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.

--Napoleon Hill


green trees on body of water during daytime

Do not let a day go by without taking some time for yourself -- some time you spend in pure pleasure, as you see it.

--Napoleon Hill

green

Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.

--Napoleon Hill

two mugs of brown liquids

Dreams are the seedlings of reality.

--Napoleon Hill

photo of underwater

It is always better to imitate a successful man than to envy him.

--Napoleon Hill

white wall paint with white paint

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

silhouette photo of couple standing on beach watching sunset

If you have a strong belief in yourself, in what you are doing and what you want to do, no adversity is too difficult to overcome.

--Napoleon Hill

Milky way in nature photography

We refuse to believe that which we don't understand.

--Napoleon Hill

body of water surrounded with plants under cloudy sky

You may be hurt if you love too much, but you will live in misery if you love too little.

--Napoleon Hill

yellow Labrador puppy running on field

Anything in life worth working for, is worth praying for.

--Napoleon Hill

green trees

The jack-of-all-trades seldom is good at any. Concentrate all of your efforts on one definite chief aim.

--Napoleon Hill

white stars in the sky during night time

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

--Napoleon Hill

flat lay photography teacup on top of saucer

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

--Napoleon Hill

purple-petaled flower on selective focus photography

If you neglect to exercise self-control, you are not only likely to injure others, but you are sure to injure yourself!

--Napoleon Hill


turned on desk lamp beside pile of books

Failure cannot cope with persistence.

--Napoleon Hill

person in black shoes standing on gray concrete floor

The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, and belief.

--Napoleon Hill

bonfire near mountain

Set your target and keep trying until you reach it.

--Napoleon Hill

woman wearing white dress

Practical dreamers do not quit.

--Napoleon Hill

blue and white striped textile

Burn the boats as you enter the island and you will take the island.

--Napoleon Hill

green leafed tree with sunlight at daytime

Plan your work and work your plan.

--Napoleon Hill

landscape photo of waters, mountains, and black clouds

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

--Napoleon Hill

brown grass field under blue sky and white clouds during daytime

Time is a master worker that heals the wounds of temporary defeat, and equalizes the inequalities and rights the wrongs of the world.

--Napoleon Hill

orange rose in bloom close up photo

What if you have failed in the past? So, at one time did every man we recognize as a towering success. They called it "temporary defeat."

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette of mountains under blue sky during daytime

The mastermind principle cannot obtain where perfect harmony does not prevail.

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette of elephant on brown sand during sunset

A resourceful person will always make opportunity fit his or her needs.

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette of kneeling man

The development of self-confidence starts with the elimination of this demon called fear.

--Napoleon Hill

selective focus photo of woman holding sunflower surrounded by sunflowers

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

--Napoleon Hill

rock formation surrounding by body of water

Remember that your real wealth can be measured not by what you have, but by what you are.

--Napoleon Hill

silver bell alarm clock

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

--Napoleon Hill

green leaf

You are engaged in an undertaking of major importance to you. To be sure of success, you must have plans which are faultless.

--Napoleon Hill

backdrop

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.

--Napoleon Hill

white and yellow flower in close up photography

You either ride life or it rides you. Your mental attitude determines who is 'rider' and who is 'horse.'

--Napoleon Hill

shooting star in night sky

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

--Napoleon Hill

silhouette of person on top of mountain pointing flashlight on sky filled with stars at night time

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

--Napoleon Hill

Longer Version:

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.


gray wooden house on green plains near mountain range at daytime

Action is the real measure of intelligence.

--Napoleon Hill

brown and grey trees and rock formation painting

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

--Napoleon Hill

cloudy sky

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

--Napoleon Hill

red tulip in bloom close up photo

No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy; unless you let him.

--Napoleon Hill

focus photo of a hummingbird on leaf

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

--Napoleon Hill

Longer Version:

If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way. Don't wait for great opportunities. Seize common, everyday ones and make them great.


person in black jacket standing on beach during daytime

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.

--Napoleon Hill

smiling woman

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

--Napoleon Hill

person wearing red jacket climbing on glacier

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

--Napoleon Hill

Longer Version:

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


blue sky with stars during night time

If you are not learning while you're earning, you are cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.

--Napoleon Hill

mountains under starry sky during nighttime

More gold had been mined from the mind of men than the earth it self.

--Napoleon Hill

aerial photo of foggy mountains

Opportunity -Often it comes in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.

--Napoleon Hill

time lapse photography of fire

Every adversity contains, at the same time, a seed of equivalent opportunity!

--Napoleon Hill

Longer Version:

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


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