40 Fabulous Quotes From Think and Grow Rich

Authored by Napoleon Hill in 1937, the timeless classic ‘Think and Grow Rich’ is known as one of the top self-improvement books to have in your library. Published in the era of the Great Depression, more than 70 million copies have been sold worldwide helping it to remain a bestseller. Inspired by Andrew Carnegie, Hill focuses his text on the methods to follow for succeeding in any line of work and achieving the success you desire in your life. Here is a look at some of the most memorable quotes from ‘Think and Grow Rich.’

“A quitter never wins-and-a winner never quits.”

“Awake, arise, and assert yourself, you dreamers of the world. Your star is now in ascendancy.”

“Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.”

“Before we can master an enemy, we must know its name, its habits, and its place of abode.”

“Disappointment over love affairs generally has the effect of driving men to drink, and women to ruin; and this, because most people never learn the art of transmuting their strongest emotions into dreams of a constructive nature.”

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartbreak, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”

“Every man is what he is, because of the dominating thoughts which he permits to occupy his mind.”

“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.”

“FAITH and FEAR make poor bedfellows. Where one is found, the other cannot exist.”

“He had nothing to start with, except the capacity to know what he wanted, and the determination to stand by that desire until he realized it.”

“I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more, However I begged at evening When I counted my scanty store. “For Life is a just employer, He gives you what you ask, But once you have set the wages, Why, you must bear the task. “I worked for a menial’s hire, Only to learn, dismayed, That any wage I had asked of Life, Life would have willingly paid.”

“I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself.”

“If you are ready for the secret, you already possess one half of it,therefore, you will readily recognize the other half the moment it reaches your mind.”

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

“If you fail to control your own mind, you may be sure you will control nothing else.”

“More gold had been mined from the mind of men than the earth it self.”

“Neglecting to broaden their view has kept some people doing one thing all their lives.”

“No one ever is defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.”

“One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.”

“One who has loved truly, can never lose entirely. Love is whimsical and temperamental. Its nature is ephemeral, and transitory. It comes when it pleases,and goes away without warning. Accept and enjoy it while it remains, but spend no time worrying about its departure. Worry will never bring it back.”

“Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth. Everyone has a flock of opinions ready to be wished upon anyone who will accept them. If you are influenced by “opinions” when you reach DECISIONS, you will not succeed in any undertaking.”

“Perhaps we shall learn, as we pass through this age, that the ‘other self” is more powerful than the physical self we see when we look into a mirror.”

“Put your foot upon the neck of the fear of criticism by reaching a decision not to worry about what other people think, do, or say.”

“Remember that it is not the lawyer who knows the most law, but the one who best prepares his case, who wins.”

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

“That is one of the tricks of opportunity. It has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is why so many fail to recognize opportunity.”

“The cause of the depression is traceable directly to the worldwide habit of trying to reap without sowing.”

“The oak sleeps in the acorn. The bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of reality.”

“The only limitation is that which one sets up in one’s own mind.”

“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”

“The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.”

“There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.”

“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. The state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief.”

“Those who succeed in an outstanding way seldom do so before the age of 40. More often, they do not strike their real pace until they are well beyond the age of 50.”

“To win the big stakes in this changed world, you must catch the spirit of the great pioneers of the past, whose dreams have given to civilization all that it has of value, the spirit that serves as the life-blood of our own country – your opportunity and mine, to develop and market our talents.”

“We refuse to believe that which we don’t understand.”

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.”

“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.”

“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.”

“You’ve got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize.”

Napoleon Hill is known as being an author, journalist, and all around salesman. Focused on motivational sales, finance, and investment, Hill created the key principles to success. In this video, three secret principles are shared from this book to further your rate of success.

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