Napoleon Hill

Napoleon
Hill
1883
1970

American Author and Lecturer on Success, Motivation and Friendship, best known for his book, Think and Grow Rich

Author Quotes

No one can short-circuit the Law of Economics. The beginning of financial ruin is when you try to get more and do less.

Every company has room for the man who has a definite plan of action which is to the
advantage of that company.

Quick riches are often more dangerous than poverty.

The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face

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

Do it now! can affect every phase of your life. It can help you do the things you should do but don't feel like doing. It can keep you from procrastinating when an unpleasant duty faces you. But it can also help you do those things that you want to do. It helps you seize those precious moments that, if lost, may never be retrieved.

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.

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.

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.

If you fail to plant desires in your subconscious mind, it will feed upon the thoughts which reach it as the result of your neglect.

Thoughts of fear and poverty, and all negative thoughts serve as stimuli to your subconscious mind, unless you master these impulses and give it more desirable food upon which it may feed.

You cannot entirely control your subconscious mind, but you can voluntarily hand over to it any plan, desire, or purpose which you wish transformed into concrete form.

Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.

The fear of criticism is at the bottom of the destruction of most ideas which never reach the planning and action stage.

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

Persistence is the direct result of habit. The mind absorbs and becomes a part of the daily experiences upon which it feeds. Fear, the worst of all enemies, can be effectively cured by forced repetition of acts of courage.

Close friends and relatives, while not meaning to do so, often handicap one through "opinions" and sometimes through ridicule, which is meant to be humorous. Thousands of men and women carry inferiority complexes with them all through life, because some well-meaning but ignorant person destroyed their confidence through "opinions" or ridicule.

Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.

The person who takes no chances generally has to take whatever is left when others are through choosing.

The world does not pay men for that which they "know". It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.

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

General knowledge, no matter how great in quantity or variety it may be, is of but little use in the accumulation of money. The faculties of the great universities possess, in the aggregate, practically every form of general knowledge known to civilization. Most of the professors have but little money. They specialize on teaching knowledge, but they do not specialize on the organization, or the use of knowledge.

The subconscious mind makes no distinction between constructive and destructive thought impulses. It works with the material we feed it, through our thought impulses. The subconscious mind will translate into reality a thought driven by fear, just as readily as it will translate into reality a thought driven by courage or faith.

Most of us go through life as failures, because we are waiting for the "time to be right" to start doing something worthwhile. Do not wait. The time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

Your mental attitude is something 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.

Author Picture
First Name
Napoleon
Last Name
Hill
Birth Date
1883
Death Date
1970
Bio

American Author and Lecturer on Success, Motivation and Friendship, best known for his book, Think and Grow Rich