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50 Best Life Lessons and Success Quotes by Napoleon Hill


Quotes by Napoleon Hill

1. “Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you; until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire; until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.”

2. “When you close the door of your mind to negative thoughts, the door of opportunity opens to you.” – Napoleon Hill

3. “Without doubt, the most common weakness of all human beings is the habit of leaving their minds open to the negative influence of other people.” – Napoleon Hill


Quotes by Napoleon Hill

4. ” You don’t have to be very brilliant. You don’t have to have such a wonderful education. You can be an outstanding success if you will only take what little you have, whether it’s little or much, and start using it, putting it into operation, doing something about it, and doing something with it. And, of course, that calls for initiative.”

5. “Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time.”

6. “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.” – Napoleon Hill

7. “To become successful you must be a person of action. Merely to “know” is not sufficient. It is necessary both to know and do.”

8. “Keep your mind fixed on what you want in life: not on what you don’t want.” – Napoleon Hill


Quotes by Napoleon Hill

9. “Focus on the possibilities for success, not on the potential for failure.” – Napoleon Hill

10. “Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire brings a small amount of heat.”

11. “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.”

12. “Both success and failure are largely the results of HABIT!” – Napoleon Hill

Quotes by Napoleon Hill

13. “Discipline comes through self-control. This means that you must control all negative qualities. Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself. Self-mastery is the hardest job you will ever tackle. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.” – Napoleon Hill

14. “A positive mind finds a way it can be done; a negative mind looks for all the ways it can’t be done.” – Napoleon Hill

15. “The most practical of all methods for controlling the mind is the habit of keeping it busy with a definite purpose, backed by a definite plan.”

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


Quotes by Napoleon Hill

17. “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.” – Napoleon Hill

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

19. “Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds”

20. “The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others.” – Napoleon Hill


Quotes by Napoleon Hill

21. “I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action and gradually transform themselves into physical reality, therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.” – Napoleon Hill

22. “Understand that the only way to get happiness is by giving it away to others.”

23. “You can’t change where you started, but you can change the direction you are going. It’s not what you are going to do, but it’s what you are doing now that counts.”

24. “You must master the habit of procrastination and eliminate it from your wake-up. This habit of putting off until tomorrow that which you should have done last week or last year or a score of years ago is gnawing at the very vitals of your being and you can accomplish nothing until you throw it off.” – Napoleon Hill

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Quotes by Napoleon Hill

25. “Work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.”

26. “If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water’s edge.”

27. “You may be hurt if you love too much, but you will live in misery if you love too little.”

28. “The moment you commit and quit holding back, all sorts of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance will rise up to help you. The simple act of commitment is a powerful magnet for help.” – Napoleon Hill


Quotes by Napoleon Hill

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

30. “You don’t have to fear defeat if you believe it may reveal powers that you didn’t know you possessed.”

31. “Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.”

32. “The primary reason for failure is that people do not develop new plans to replace those plans that didn’t work.” – Napoleon Hill


Quotes by Napoleon Hill

33. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.”

34. “Live each day as if it were your last, and you’ll develop a keen respect for opportunity.”

35. “Successful people make decisions quickly (as soon as all the facts are available) and change them very slowly (if ever). Unsuccessful people make decisions very slowly, and change them often and quickly.”

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

37. “Whatever you think today becomes what you are tomorrow.”


Quotes by Napoleon Hill

38. “A genius is simply one who has taken full possession of his own mind and directed it toward objectives of his own choosing, without permitting outside influences to discourage or mislead him.” – Napoleon Hill

39. “Men are paid, not merely for what they know, but more particularly for WHAT THEY DO WITH THAT WHICH THEY KNOW.”

40. “Decide where you are going and how you are to get there. Then make a start from where you now stand.”

41. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.”

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


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43. “The person who stops studying merely because he has finished school is forever hopelessly doomed to mediocrity, no matter what may be his calling. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.”

44. “The subconscious mind makes no distinction between constructive and destructive thought impulses. It works with the material we feed it, through our thought impulses. The subconscious mind will translate into reality a thought driven by fear, just as readily as it will translate into reality a thought driven by courage or faith.”

45. “To succeed in life, succeed at being yourself.”

46. “Action is the real measure of intelligence.”

47. “Time is wealth, and unlike money when it is gone you cannot replace it.” – Napoleon Hill


Quotes by Napoleon Hill

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48. “If you try and fail, make another effort, and still another until you succeed.”

49. “If the thing you wish to do is right, and YOU BELIEVE IN IT, go ahead and do it! Put your dreams across, and never mind what ‘they’ say if you meet with temporary defeat, for ‘they’ perhaps, do not know that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.” – Napoleon Hill

50. “Persistence is nothing more than Concentrated Effort mixed with Determination and Faith.” – Napoleon Hill

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