36 Napoleon Hill Quotes to Motivate You to Achieve Your Goals

Last updated on Dec 2nd, 2023

36 Napoleon Hill Quotes to Motivate You to Achieve Your Goals

Napoleon Hill (born October 26, 1883, Pound, Virginia, U.S. – died November 8, 1970, South Carolina, U.S.) was an American author and one of the founders of personal success literature.

He is best known for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937), one of the best-selling self-improvement books ever.

Besides Think and Grow Rich, other Hill’s significant works are The Law of Success (1928), Outwitting the Devil (1938), The Master-Key to Riches (1945), Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude (1959), and Grow Rich!: With Peace of Mind (1967).

Hill drew inspiration for most of his works from the industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and the New Thought philosophy.

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Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.'Lesson Six: Imagination,' The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons (1925)

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You are the master of your own earthly destiny just as surely as you have the power to control your own thoughts. You may influence, direct, and eventually control your own environment, making your life what you want it to be.'Chapter 15: How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear,' Think and Grow Rich

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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.'Chapter 7: Organized Planning,' Think and Grow Rich

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If you cannot do great things yourself, remember that you may do small things in a great way.'Lesson One: The Master Mind,' The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons (1925)

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ALL ACHIEVEMENT, ALL EARNED RICHES, HAVE THEIR BEGINNING IN AN IDEA!'Author's Preface,' Think and Grow Rich

Every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. - Napoleon Hill Quotes
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Every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit.'Chapter 1: Meet the Most Important Living Person,' Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude (1960)

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The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.'Chapter 5: Specialized Knowledge,' Think and Grow Rich

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Fears are nothing more than states of mind.'Chapter 15: How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear,' Think and Grow Rich

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Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.'Lesson Fourteen: Failure,' The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons (1925)

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Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delight in tripping one when success is almost within reach.'Chapter 1: Introduction,' Think and Grow Rich

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You’ve got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize.'Lesson Three: Self-Confidence,' The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons (1925)

Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds. - Napoleon Hill Quotes
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Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds.'Chapter 2: Desire,' Think and Grow Rich

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SUCCESS REQUIRES NO EXPLANATIONS FAILURE PERMITS NO ALIBIS.'Chapter 2: Desire,' Think and Grow Rich

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If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.'Chapter 7: Organized Planning,' Think and Grow Rich

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Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement.'Lesson Eleven: Accurate Thought,' The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons (1925)

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If you know what you want you are more apt to recognize it when you see it.'Chapter 1: Meet the Most Important Living Person,' Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude (1960)

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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.'Chapter 9: Persistence,' Think and Grow Rich

If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance. - Napoleon Hill Quotes
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If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance.'Chapter 2: Desire,' Think and Grow Rich

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THERE ARE NO LIMITATIONS TO THE MIND EXCEPT THOSE WE ACKNOWLEDGE.'Chapter 3: Faith,' Think and Grow Rich

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It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.'Lesson Nine: Habit of Doing More Than Paid For,' The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons (1925)

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You might remember well that Nothing can bring you success but yourself.'Lesson Three: Self-Confidence,' The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons (1925)

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Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty.'Chapter 2: Desire,' Think and Grow Rich

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Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.'Chapter 3: Faith,' Think and Grow Rich

Do not wait. The time will never be "just right." - Napoleon Hill Quotes
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Do not wait. The time will never be “just right.”'Chapter 7: Organized Planning,' Think and Grow Rich

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No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.'Chapter 2: Desire,' Think and Grow Rich

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If you give up before your goal has been reached, you are a “quitter.” A QUITTER NEVER WINS-AND-A WINNER NEVER QUITS.'Chapter 7: Organized Planning,' Think and Grow Rich

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DESIRE BACKED BY FAITH knows no such word as impossible.'Chapter 2: Desire,' Think and Grow Rich

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More gold has been mined from the brains of men than has ever been taken from the earth.'Chapter 1: Introduction,' Think and Grow Rich

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REMEMBER that your real wealth can be measured, not by what you have, but, by what you are.'Lesson Eleven: Accurate Thought,' The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons (1925)

Success is good at any age, but the sooner you find it, the longer you will enjoy it. - Napoleon Hill Quotes
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Success is good at any age, but the sooner you find it, the longer you will enjoy it.'Chapter 8: How to Transmute Sex Emotion into Achievement Power' Grow Rich!: With Peace of Mind (1967)

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You have a brain and mind of your own. USE IT, and reach your own decisions.'Chapter 8: Decision,' Think and Grow Rich

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There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it.'Chapter 2: Desire,' Think and Grow Rich

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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.'Chapter 7: Organized Planning,' Think and Grow Rich

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Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.'Lesson Thirteen: Co-Operation,' The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons (1925)

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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.'Lesson Two: A definite Chief Aim,' The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons (1925)

Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes. - Napoleon Hill Quotes
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Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.'Chapter 6: Imagination,' Think and Grow Rich