Napoleon Hill Quotes

When you close the door of your mind to negative thoughts, the door of opportunity opens to you.

Keep your mind fixed on what you want in life: not on what you don’t want.

Fear is a habit, so is self pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can and I will.

The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.

You have absolute control over just one thing, your thoughts. This divine gift is the sole means by which you may control your destiny. If you fail to control your mind, you will control nothing else.

If it isn’t your job to do it, perhaps it is your opportunity

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

Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand & work with whatever tools you may have.


The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others.

The man of decision cannot be stopped! The man of indecision cannot be started! Take your own choice.

Burn the boats as you enter the island and you will take the island.

It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.

It takes a habit to replace a habit.

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

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

You either control your mind or it controls you.

Every man is what he is, because of the DOMINATING THOUGHTS which he permits to occupy his mind.

It is as true as that night follows day, that the man who does more than he is paid for, and does it in a pleasant mental attitude, sooner or later is paid for more than he does.

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

If you are one of those people who believe that hard work and honesty alone will bring riches-perish the thought; because it’s not true. Riches, when they come in huge quantities, are never the result of hard work. Riches come if they come at all, in response to definite demands, based upon the application of definite principles, and not by chance or luck.

If you were your own employer, would you be entirely satisfied with the day’s work you have done today?

One of the most important principles of success is developing the habit of going the extra mile.

Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.

Whatever you think today becomes what you are tomorrow.

Self-disciplined 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.