Napoleon Hill Quotes

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Napoleon Hill wrote the book “Think and Grow Rich”, after spending 20 years of his life interviewing over 500 of America’s richest people.

Napoleon's quotes contain the keys to success. I hope they inspire you to be all you can be.

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Napoleon Hill Quotes Index

About Life
Accurate Thinking
Achievement
Action
Adversity
Circle of Influence
Defeat
Definiteness of Purpose
Desire
Do It Now
Dreams
Excellence
Fear
Goals
Good Advice
Happiness
Insightful
Money
Opportunity
Perseverance
Power of Thoughts
Procrastination
Profound
Sell Yourself
Struggle
Success
The Extra Mile
Think Before Speaking
Wisdom
Work
Written Plan

About Life

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

"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

"Life reflects your own thoughts back to you."
~ Napoleon Hill

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Accurate Thinking

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

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Achievement

"What ever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve."
~ Napoleon Hill

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

"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness."
~ Napoleon Hill

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Action

"Action is the real measure of intelligence."
~ Napoleon Hill

"The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going."
~ Napoleon Hill

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Adversity

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

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Circle of Influence

"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

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Defeat

"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

"Most so-called Failures are only temporary defeats."
~ Napoleon Hill

"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."
~ Napoleon Hill

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Definiteness of Purpose

"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."
~ Napoleon Hill

"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

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Desire

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

"When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve."
~ Napoleon Hill

"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

"A burning desire to be, and to do is the starting point from which the dreamer must take off."
~ Napoleon Hill

"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.."
~ Napoleon Hill

"....we must magnetize our minds with intense desire for riches, that we must become "money conscious" until the desire for money drives us to create definite plans for acquiring it."
~ Napoleon Hill

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Do It Now

"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

"Don't wait. The time will never be just right."
~ Napoleon Hill

"It is always your next move."
~ Napoleon Hill

"The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face."
~ Napoleon Hill

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Dreams

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

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Excellence

"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

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Fear

"Fears are nothing more than a state of mind."
~ Napoleon Hill

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Goals

"A goal is a dream with a deadline."
~ Napoleon Hill

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Good Advice

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

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Happiness

"Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing."
~ Napoleon Hill

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Insightful

"The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does."
~ Napoleon Hill

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

"You give before you get."
~ Napoleon Hill

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Money

"Money without brains is always dangerous."
~ Napoleon Hill

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

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Opportunity

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

"Your big opportunity may be right where you are now."
~ Napoleon Hill

"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. This is why so many fail to recognize opportunity."
~ Napoleon Hill

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Perseverance

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

"Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit."
~ Napoleon Hill

"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

"No man is ever whipped until he quits in his own mind."
~ Napoleon Hill

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

"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."
~ Napoleon Hill

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

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

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Power of Thoughts

"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

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

"Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye, and you will be drawn toward it."
~ Napoleon Hill

"Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes."
~ Napoleon Hill

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

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

"There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge."
~ Napoleon Hill

"Think and grow rich."
~ Napoleon Hill

"Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge."
~ Napoleon Hill

"You can do it if you believe you can!"
~ Napoleon Hill

"You will resemble, tomorrow, the DOMINATING THOUGHTS that you keep alive in your mind today!"
~ Napoleon Hill

"The reason man may become the master of his own destiny is because he has the power to influence his own subconscious mind."
~ Napoleon Hill

"...an intangible impulse of thought can be transmuted into its physical counterpart by the application of known principles."
~ Napoleon Hill

"....our brains become magnetized with the dominating thoughts which we hold in our minds, and, by means with which no person is familiar, these 'magnets' attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts."
~ Napoleon Hill

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Procrastination

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

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Profound

"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

"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way."
~ Napoleon Hill

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

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Sell Yourself

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

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Struggle

"Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle."
~ Napoleon Hill

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Success

"Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do."
~ Napoleon Hill

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

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

"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

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

"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

"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

"The ladder of success is never crowded at the top."
~ Napoleon Hill

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

"No person can succeed in a line of endeavor which one does not like."
~ Napoleon Hill

"Success come to those who become success conscious."
~ Napoleon Hill

"There is no hope of success for the person who does not have a central purpose, or definite goal at which to aim."
~ Napoleon Hill

"Initiative is as essential to success as a hub is essential to a wagon wheel."
~ Napoleon Hill

"Before success comes in any man's life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure."
~ Napoleon Hill

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The Extra Mile

"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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Think Before Speaking

"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

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

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Wisdom

"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

"Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought."
~ Napoleon Hill

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Work

"Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited."
~ Napoleon Hill

"No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like."
~ Napoleon Hill

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

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Written Plan

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

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