45 Quotes by Napoleon Hill to inspire you to personal success

Quotes-by-Napoleon-HillAlthough in modern times he’s become a more controversial figure, today I want to explore some quotes by Napoleon Hill. Regardless of any controversy, he’s a man whose written work I admire.

Oliver Napoleon Hill, to give him his full name, was an American self-help author. He is probably best known for his book Think and Grow Rich, which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time and remains essential reading to this day, in my opinion.

Essentially, Napoleon Hill’s written work insists that impassioned expectations are essential to improving one’s life. That is, they suggest the need for a burning desire to improve one’s lot in life. Most of his books expound on these underlying principles for achieving success.

So let’s take a look at some of his many quotes. I found them inspiring, so I hope you will too.

Enjoy them all, and feel free to share them with your friends.

Quotes by Napoleon Hill (1-20):

  1. You give before you get.
  2. A goal is a dream with a deadline.
  3. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
  4. Money without brains is always dangerous.
  5. Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
  6. Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.
  7. The starting point of all achievement is desire.
  8. There is no such thing as something for nothing.
  9. Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.
  10. Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
  11. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
  12. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
  13. What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
  14. Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
  15. Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
  16. No man can succeed in a line of endeavour that he does not like.
  17. There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
  18. All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
  19. It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
  20. Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

Quotes by Napoleon Hill (21-30):

  1. Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
  2. You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
  3. Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
  4. Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
  5. The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
  6. Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
  7. It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
  8. More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.
  9. You don’t have to fear defeat if you believe it may reveal powers that you didn’t know you possessed.
  10. Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.

Quotes by Napoleon Hill (31-40):

  1. The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
  2. Wise men, when in doubt about whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
  3. Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.
  4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you’re ready or not, to put this plan into action.
  5. Until you have learned to be tolerant of those who do not always agree with you, you will be neither successful nor happy.
  6. Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
  7. Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
  8. 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.
  9. The battle is all over except for the ‘shouting’ when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
  10. Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.

Quotes by Napoleon Hill (41-45):

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.

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Think and Grow Rich:

Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich reveals the money-making secrets of hundreds of America’s most affluent people.

The underlying message in the book is that by thinking like them, you can become wealthy like them, and the book offers a 13-step program that will set you on the path to wealth and success.

According to Hill, the magic formula for making money never changes, and he has certainly inspired many people to pursue personal wealth successfully.

If you aim to become successful and wealthy, then I recommend you read Think and Grow Rich.

It’s still available, and you can check it out on Amazon HERE.

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