Napoleon Hill was an American business and sales man, born in 1883. He was a motivational speaker and author.
Hill is most known for his popular book Think and Grow Rich, which is one of the top 10 best selling self help books of all time. Many modern motivational speakers and coaches, like Tony Robbins, have been heavily influenced by Hill.
Below are his quotes about success, wealth, and business. Enjoy reading.
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It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
When you close the door of your mind to negative thoughts, the door of opportunity opens to you.
To become successful you must be a person of action. Merely to "know" is not sufficient. It is necessary both to know and do.
Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Persons, especially salaried people who schedule their spare time, to provide for home study (or attend specialized short courses, seminars or training) seldom remain at the bottom very long. Their action opens the way for the upward climb, removes many obstacles from their path, and gains the friendly interest of those who have the power to put them in the way of opportunity.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade and sell it to all of those who get thirsty from complaining.
The only trouble with this world today lies in our lack of understanding of the power of imagination.
Your only limitation is the one you set up in your own mind!
You can't change where you started, but you can change the direction you are going. It's not what you are going to do, but it's what you are doing now that counts.
Most misfortunes are the results of misused time.
A positive mind finds a way it can be done; a negative mind looks for all the ways it can't be done.
The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbours.
The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.
Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act on building the life you desire.
Fear is a habit, so is self pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can and I will.
Live each day as if it were your last, and you’ll develop a keen respect for opportunity.
If you don’t have a plan, you will fail, and you can quote me.” You need a definite plan, it should be written down, and it should dictate, with military precision, the moves that you will be taking. Napoleon Hill said, “First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality.
Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.
All you are or ever shall become is the result of the use to which you put your mind.
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
If you are influenced by the opinions of others, you will have no DESIRE of your own.
Achieve self-mastery over your thoughts, and constantly direct them toward your goals and objectives. Learn to focus your attention on the goals that you want to achieve and on finding ways to achieve those goals.
Success is knowing what you're doing, loving what you're doing, and believing what you're doing.
Control your own mind, and you may never be controlled by the mind of another.
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A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.
Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.
If you have a strong belief in yourself, in what you are doing and what you want to do, no adversity is too difficult to overcome.
The happiest people are those who have learned to mix play with their work and to bind the two together with enthusiasm.
Keep your mind fixed on what you want in life: not on what you don't want.
You have absolute control over just one thing, your thoughts. This divine gift is the sole means by which you may control your destiny. If you fail to control your mind, you will control nothing else.
Life reflects your own thoughts back to you.
Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you; until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire; 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.
If the first plan which you adopt does not work successfully, replace it with a new plan; if this new plan fails to work, replace it in turn with still another, and so on, until you find a plan which does work. Right here is the point at which 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.