Napoleon Hill Quotes

1883 - 1970
Napoleon Hill
Be inspired by our collection of famous Napoleon Hill quotes, full of wise words and encouragement. Napoleon Hill was an American writer and philsopher. He spent much of his life studying successful people and wrote many books documenting his findings.

All of his books are still widely read today and the principles he wrote about still apply. One of his most widely read books is "Think and Grow Rich". The first sentence of the book is: TRULY, 'thoughts are things,' and powerful things that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their translation into riches, or other material objects." This book is often described as a powerful motivational book!

Napoleon Hill was truly a motivational writer and his work lives on! His words are sometimes considered as inspirational sayings as they have been around for many years, but truly still apply today.


"There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge."
Napoleon Hill
Focus   |  


"Who said it could not be done? And what great victories has he to his credit which qualify him to judge others accurately?"
Napoleon Hill, The Law of success
Inspirational Quotes  |


"The oak sleeps in the acorn. The bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of reality."
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
Dream   |  


"The ability to influence people without irritating them is the most profitable skill you can learn."
Napoleon Hill, Selling You!
Influence   |  


"Fortunate is the young man or young woman who learns, early in life, to use imagination, and doubly so in this age of greater opportunity."
Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success: In Sixteen Lessons
Quotes about Life   |  


"Wherever you find a prosperous business, you will come upon some individual who has Creative Vision."
Napoleon Hill, How to Own Your Own Mind
Vision   |  


"If you will decide definitely what you want most during your entire lifetime and write it down on paper so that I can read it, I will give you the key with which you may open the door to the attainment of your desires - whatever they may be."
Napoleon Hill, The Road to Riches
Decision   |  


"Truly, 'thoughts are things,' and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their translation into riches, or other material objects."
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
Positive Thinking   |  


"Oh, Lord, I ask not for more blessings, but for more wisdom with which to make better use of the blessings you gave me at birth - the privilege of controlling and directing my own mind to purposes of my choice."
Napoleon Hill's Gratitude Prayer
Prayer   |  


"Selling is the art of planting in the mind of another a motive that will induce favorable action."
Napoleon Hill, Selling You!
Action   |  


"No one may become a real leader in any walk of life without practicing the habit of doing more work and better work than that for which he is paid."
Napoleon Hill, The Law of Success: In Sixteen Lessons
Leadership   |  


"Your big opportunity may be right where you are now."
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Opportunity   |  


"Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought."
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Purpose   |  


"Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together."
Napoleon Hill
Accountability   |


"Most so-called failures are only temporary defeats."
Napoleon Hill
Failure Quotes   |  


"A goal is a dream with a deadline."
Napoleon Hill
Goal   |  


"First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination."
Napoleon Hill
Imagination   |  


"Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye, and you will be drawn toward it."
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Believe In Yourself   |  


"Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought."
Napoleon Hill
Effort   |  


"No person can succeed in a line of endeavor which one does not like."
Napoleon Hill
Work   |  


"Success come to those who become success conscious."
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Success and Value   |  


"Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel."
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Persistence   |  


"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
Motivation   |  


"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way."
Napoleon Hill
Making A Difference   |

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