Another weakness found in altogether too many people, is the habit of measuring everything, and everyone, by their own impressions and beliefs. We refuse to believe that which we do not understand. We foolishly believe that our own limitations are the proper measure of limitations. Napoleon Hill
Success is good at any age, but the sooner you find it, the longer you will enjoy it. Napoleon Hill
It is always your next move. Napoleon Hill
An educated person is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated person is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others. Napoleon Hill
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. Napoleon Hill
Tell me how you use your spare time, and how you spend your money, and I will tell you where and what you will be in ten years from now. Napoleon Hill
We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care because the environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted. Napoleon Hill Quotes
Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act on building the life you desire. Napoleon Hill
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. Napoleon Hill
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. Every person is guilty of this mistake at one time or another. Napoleon Hill
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself. Napoleon Hill
Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting. Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill on Mastering Your Thoughts
Success comes to those who become SUCCESS CONSCIOUS. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become FAILURE CONSCIOUS. Napoleon Hill Quotes
A positive mind finds a way it can be done; A negative mind looks for all the ways it can’t be done. Napoleon Hill
Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward. Napoleon Hill
It takes half your life before you discover that life is a do-it-yourself project. Napoleon Hill
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought. Napoleon Hill
Life reflects your own thoughts back to you. Napoleon Hill
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. Napoleon Hill
More gold has been mined from the mind of people than the earth itself. Napoleon Hill
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill
Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth. Everyone has a flock of opinions ready to be wished upon anyone who will accept them. If you are influenced by “opinions” when you reach DECISIONS, you will not succeed in any undertaking. Napoleon Hill
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. Napoleon Hill
No more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty. Napoleon Hill
Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat. Napoleon Hill
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. Napoleon Hill
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. Napoleon Hill
Keep on keeping on, no matter how hard the going may be, a lesson I needed to learn before I could succeed in anything. Napoleon Hill
Everyone faces defeat. It may be a stepping-stone or a stumbling block, depending on the mental attitude with which it is faced. Napoleon Hill
Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit. Napoleon Hill
When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. Napoleon Hill
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. Napoleon Hill
You may be hurt if you love too much, but you will live in misery if you love too little. Napoleon Hill
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. Napoleon Hill
We refuse to believe that which we don’t understand. Napoleon Hill
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. Napoleon Hill Quotes
Education comes from within. You get it by struggle and effort and thought. Napoleon Hill
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Not a hope, a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. Napoleon Hill
I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action. Napoleon Hill
Action is the real measure of intelligence. Napoleon Hill
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. Napoleon Hill
The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself. Napoleon Hill
I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself. Napoleon Hill
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. Napoleon Hill
A goal is a dream with a deadline. Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill Biography
Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883-Pound,Virginia to November 8, 1970-Greenville, South Carolina). Hill owned and was involved in several businesses during his career. He is best known for his self-help and personal development writings and lectures. His most popular book Think and Grow Rich is listed among the top 10 best selling personal development books ever written.
His other writings include: The Law of Success, The Magic Ladder of Success, Outwitting the Devil, How to Sell Your Way Through Life, The Master-Key to Riches, How to Raise Your Own Salary, Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude (with W. Clement Stone), Grow Rich!: With Peace of Mind, Succeed and Grow Rich Through Persuasion, and You Can Work Your Own Miracles.
His writings have also directly influenced the teachings of John C. Maxwell, Norman Vincent Peale, and Rhonda Byrne (Author of The Secret)
Highlight of the philosophy and teachings from his works:
Freedom, democracy, capitalism, and harmony are among the concepts that he believed make all achievement possible.
Overcoming racism, slavery, failure, war, and poverty is the responsibility of everyone.
Failure is often caused by fear and selfishness and is a necessary part of anyone’s path to success.
Fear is the most common obstacle that we face as we strive for success and often proves to be the toughest one to overcome. Fear is the main cause of procrastination. Fear of failure, fear of being criticized, fear of aging, fear of death, and fear of losing love are among the main fears he suggests need to be faced.
Thoughts are powerful things in themselves and that how a person thinks is the biggest influencing factor on the success that they can achieve.
A burning desire is the starting point of all achievement.
A belief that a goal is achievable is essential to success. You can instill that belief in yourself by auto-suggestion and daily affirmations.
Successful individuals form Masterminds–that is meeting formally with people you can learn from and who can learn from you.
Our subconscious mind holds the key to success. It stores everything we have ever thought, heard, read, seen, and experienced. It controls many of our actions and habits on auto-pilot.
To achieve any goal that we consider worthy, we must feed our subconscious mind postive thoughts to develop faith in ourselves that we can achieve and have what we are after. The way to improve the workings of our subconscious mind is by communicating (via auto-suggestion) positive thoughts and affirmations.