Napoleon Hill Quotes
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
No man ever achieved worthwhile success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
Success comes to those who become success conscious. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
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.
If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation.
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.
Find out what you really love to do, and then find a way to make a good living doing it.
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.
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man's familiarity with the word "impossible."
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
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.
There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
The successful leader must be willing to assume responsibility for the mistakes and the shortcomings of his followers.
The world does not pay men for that which they "know". It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
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.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like. The most essential step in the marketing of personal services is that of selecting an occupation into which you can throw yourself wholeheartedly.
There is but one dependable method of accumulating and legally holding riches, and that is by rendering useful service.
The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs are, generally, easily influenced by the opinion of others.
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.
Thought, backed by strong desire, has a tendency to transmute itself into its physical equivalent.
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.
The majority of people permit relatives, friends, and the public at large to so influence them that they cannot live their own lives, because they fear criticism.
Duty does not require any person to submit to the destruction of his personal ambitions and the right to live his own life in his own way.
People refuse to take chances in business, because they fear the criticism which may follow if they fail.
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".
Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.
One who has loved truly can never lose entirely.
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.
Your subconscious mind functions voluntarily, whether you make any effort to influence it or not.
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.
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.
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.
Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
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