Napoleon Hill is one of the greatest motivational writers that has ever existed. Even though he died in 1970, his work lives on today. He is considered to be the most influential man in history, in terms of driving people towards success. You’ll find that many great figures have been driven by Napoleon Hill, including martial arts expert and actor, Bruce Lee. Although he hasn’t been physically available for consultation, I still consider Mr. Hill as one of my biggest mentors in life, simply because his books and his words provide so much powerful wisdom. My favourite book of all time is actually one of his top-sellers, Think and Grow Rich. It has sold over 60 million copies worldwide. It’s a book that I highly recommend for absolutely anyone who wishes to experience success.

So behold, some of my favourite quotes from the motivational master himself. These 50 great Napoleon Hill quotes provide great wisdom which you can use to empower your life:

In no particular order…

1.Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve” Napoleon Hill

2. “There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.”Napoleon Hill

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

4. “Our minds become magnetized with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds and these magnets attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.”Napoleon Hill

5. “You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.”Napoleon Hill

6. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.”Napoleon Hill

7. “Knowledge is only potential power.”Napoleon Hill

8. “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”Napoleon Hill

9. “All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.”Napoleon Hill

10. “Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.”Napoleon Hill

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

12. “Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.”Napoleon Hill

13. “The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.”Napoleon Hill

14. “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

15. “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.”Napoleon Hill

16. “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”Napoleon Hill

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

18. “Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind’s eye, and you will be drawn toward it.”Napoleon Hill

19. “All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.” – Napoleon Hill

20. “Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.”Napoleon Hill

21. “No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person’s enemies say about him.”Napoleon Hill

22. “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

23. “Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.”Napoleon Hill

24. “You give before you get.”Napoleon Hill

25. “Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.”Napoleon Hill

26. Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.”Napoleon Hill

27. “You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.”Napoleon Hill

28. “More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.”Napoleon Hill

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

30. “Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.”Napoleon Hill

31. “No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.”Napoleon Hill

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

33. “When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.”Napoleon Hill

34. “Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”Napoleon Hill

35. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”Napoleon Hill

36. “Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.”Napoleon Hill

37. “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”Napoleon Hill

38. “The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.”Napoleon Hill

39. “If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.”Napoleon Hill

40. “It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.”Napoleon Hill

41. “It is always your next move.”Napoleon Hill

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

43. “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

44. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”Napoleon Hill

45. “Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.”Napoleon Hill

46. “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

47. “Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.”Napoleon Hill

48. “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

49. “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.”Napoleon Hill

50. “Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.”Napoleon Hill

Author: Vex King

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