Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 - November 8, 1970) was an American author. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich (1937), had sold 20 million copies at the time of his death in 1970. Hill's works examine the power of personal beliefs and the role they play in personal success. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea!
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my definite purpose in life, therefore, i demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and i here and now promise to render such action.
It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it- yourself project.
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Remember, no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty.
Resolve to throw off the influences of any unfortunate environment, and to build your own life to order.
Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement.
The greatest achievements of men, were at first, nothing but dreams of the minds of men who knew that dreams are the seedlings of all achievements. A burning desire, to be and to do, is the starting point, from which the dreamer must take off.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Truly, thoughts are things, and their scope of operation is the world, itself.
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.
We are what we are, because of the vibrations of thought which we pick up and register, through the stimuli of our daily environment.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.