Famous Quotes By Napoleon Hill


  1. Action is the real measure of intelligence.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
  5. Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
  6. Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
  7. Education comes from within you get it by struggle and effort and thought.
  8. Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
  9. Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.
  10. 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.
  11. Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
  12. 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.
  13. Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
  14. Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.
  15. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
  16. 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.
  17. It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
  18. It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
  19. Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
  20. Money without brains is always dangerous.
  21. More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.
  22. Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
  23. Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.
  24. 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.
  25. Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
  26. Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
  27. 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.
  28. The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.
  29. The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
  30. 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.
  31. The starting point of all achievement is desire.
  32. 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.
  33. Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
  34. War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
  35. 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.
  36. Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
  37. You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.

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