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28+ Napoleon Hill Quotes (Author Of ‘Think and Grow Rich’)

Here is a collective of Napoleon Hill quotable's and excerpt's throughout his years.

Napoleon Hill quotes

This article is a compiled list of Napoleon Hill quotes spanning over his life and career as an author.

Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author of 11 published books spanning from 1928-1971. Best known for his book, Think and Grow Rich, which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

World-renowned for his work writing self-help books with the intent on improving one’s life through teaching the power of your mind and thoughts.

The quotes and excerpts below are derived from Napoleon Hills’ books, The Law of Success, Think and Grow Rich, The Magic Ladder to Success, Outwitting the Devil, How to Sell Your Way Through Life, The Master-Key to Riches, How to Raise Your Own Salary, and more.

28+ inspiring Napoleon Hill quotes:

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“Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.”

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“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, Think and Grow Rich


“No one may achieve success without first knowing precisely what he wants. Study any person who is known to be a permanent success and you will find that he has a Definite Major Goal; he has a plan for the attainment of this goal; he devotes the major portion of his thoughts and his efforts to the attainment of this purpose.”

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“Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don’t want.”

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“Both success and failure are largely the results of habit.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich


“Failure and adversity have introduced many men to opportunities which they would not have recognized under more favorable circumstances.”

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“The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.”

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“A goal is a dream with a deadline.”

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“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”

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“The secret of getting things done is to act. The way to success is organized thinking followed by action! action! action!”

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“All things are possible to the person who believes they are possible.”

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“Riches begin with thoughts.”

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“That which you think today becomes that which you are tomorrow.”

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“You are where you are because of your habits of thought.”

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“Any ideas, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.”

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“Action is the real measure of intelligence.”

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“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.”

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“A positive mind finds a way it can be done; A negative mind looks for all the ways it can’t be done.”

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“Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.”

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“Whine about your misfortunes and thereby multiply them, or keep still and starve them out.”

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“Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.”

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“Everyone faces defeat. It may be a stepping-stone or a stumbling block, depending on the mental attitude with which it is faced.”

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“If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance.”

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“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

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“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”

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“Every man is what he is, because of the dominating thoughts which he permits to occupy his mind.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich


“Self-mastery is the hardest job you will ever tackle. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich


“Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.”

Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich