Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author who was born on October 26, 1883, in Pound, Virginia, United States. He was born into poverty and had a difficult childhood, but he was determined to achieve success in his life. Hill is best known for his book “Think and Grow Rich,” which is considered a classic in the self-help genre.
Hill’s early life was marked by struggles, and he had to drop out of college due to financial difficulties. However, he was a gifted writer, and he started working as a newspaper reporter at the age of 13. He went on to work for several newspapers and magazines, and he also worked as a public relations consultant for prominent individuals such as President Woodrow Wilson.
Napoleon Hill died on November 8, 1970, in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 87. He left behind a legacy of inspiring millions of people around the world to achieve success and overcome challenges through his books and teachings. In addition to “Think and Grow Rich,” Hill also wrote several other books on personal development, such as “The Law of Success” and “The Master Key to Riches.” Hill’s ideas and teachings continue to influence and inspire people to this day, and he is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of the self-help genre.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.
Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
The most common cause of failure is quitting.
You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.
Success comes to those who become success conscious.
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Your only limitation is the one which you set up in your own mind.
The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.
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.
The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face.
Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.
Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.
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.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don’t like to do. They don’t like doing them either, necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose.
Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
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.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.