Quotes by Napoleon Hill

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Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 November 8, 1970) was an American author who was one the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich, is one of the best-selling books of all time. more

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

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
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.
Fears are nothing more than states of mind.
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.
It is always your next move.
Your real boss is the one who walks around under your hat.
More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
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.
Every well built house started in the form of a definite purpose plus a definite plan in the nature of a set of blueprints.
Thoughts mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire are powerful things.
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.
Knowledge is only potential power.
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.
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.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
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.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
The jack-of-all-trades seldom is good at any. Concentrate all of your efforts on one definite chief aim.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood; if they are not, they are not great truths.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
The possibilities of creative effort connected with the subconscious mind are stupendous and imponderable. They inspire one with awe.
Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.
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.
Capability means imagination...
The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man.
Ideas... they have the power
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.
There would be no advantage to be gained by sowing a field of wheat if the harvest did not return more than was sown.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.