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“Think and Grow Rich” Quotes

A list of quotes from Napoleon Hill's book "Think and Grow Rich"

“Think and Grow Rich” is a classic and timeless self-help book by Napoleon Hill first published in 1937, which is among the 10 best-selling self-help books of all time.

This book is responsible for planting seeds in the minds of many millionaires and billionaires. It focuses on the power of thought, persistence, faith, and desire.

25 “Think and Grow Rich” Quotes by Napoleon Hill:

Here are some of the top takeaway quotes and excerpts from the book.

#1

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

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#2

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

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#3

“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, author of Think and Grow Rich

#4

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

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#5

“Without persistence, you will be defeated, before you even start. With persistence, you will win.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#6

“The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat. If you find yourself lacking in persistence, this weakness may be remedied by building a stronger fire under your desires.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#7

“Success comes to those who become success conscious. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#8

“Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#9

“Our brains become magnetized with the dominating thoughts which we hold in our minds, and, by means which no man is familiar, these ‘magnets’ attract to use the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#10

“The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#11

“When you begin to think and grow rich, you will observe that riches begin with a state of mind, with definiteness of purpose, with little or no hard work. You, and every other person, ought to be interested in knowing how to acquire that state of mind which will attract riches.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#12

“Conduct yourself just as you would if you were already in possession of the material thing which you are demanding, when you call upon your subconscious mind.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#13

“Fortunes gravitate to men whose minds have been prepared to “attract” them, just as surely as water gravitates to the ocean.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#14

“One thing we all know, if one does not possess persistence, one does not achieve noteworthy success in any calling.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#15

“That is one of the tricks about opportunity. It has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is why so many fail to recognize opportunity.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#16

“Riches do not respond to wishes. Riches only respond to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#17

“There is no substitute for persistence. It cannot be supplanted by any other quality. Remember this, and it will hearten you, in the beginning, when the going may seem difficult and slow.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#18

“Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#19

“Discipline comes through self-control. This means that one must control all negative qualities. Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#20

“Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#21

“Every adversity brings with it the seed of an equivalent advantage.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#22

“Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#23

“If you fail to control your mind, you can be sure you will control nothing else.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#24

“Anybody can wish for riches, and most people do, but only a few know that a definite plan, plus a burning desire for wealth, are the only dependable means of accumulating wealth.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich

#25

“Experience has proven that the best-educated people are often those who known as ‘self-made,’ or self-educated. It takes more than a college degree to make one a person of education.”

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich