Napoleon Hill

(Oliver Napoleon Hill)

Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill
  • Born: October 26, 1883
  • Died: November 8, 1970
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Writer









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A goal is a dream with a deadline. Motivation
Action is the real measure of intelligence. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
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. Life
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
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. Life ;Failure ;Success
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. Inspiration
Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.
Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. Business, Commerce & Finance
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. Failure
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. Success
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. Nature ;Failure
Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
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.
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. Happiness & Unhappiness
Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye, and you will be drawn toward it.
Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
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.
It is always your next move.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project. Life
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true. Power
Money without brains is always dangerous. Money, Coins & Minting
More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. Failure ;Success
Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price. Nature
No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person's enemies say about him.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
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. Time ;Failure ;Success
No man is ever whipped until he quits in his own mind.
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. Life
Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. Success ;Patience
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.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
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. Happiness & Unhappiness ;Success ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
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.
The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top. Success
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. Failure ;Business, Commerce & Finance
The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Success
The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face.
The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
There is no such thing as Something for nothing.
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. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Think and grow rich.
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. Failure ;Success
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.
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.
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.
Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you, you will be neither successful nor happy.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man. War & Peace
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. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
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.
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.
You don't have to fear defeat if you believe it may reveal powers that you didn't know you possessed.
You give before you get.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself. Success
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.
Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Inspiration

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