149 Inspirational Quotes : Napoleon Hill (the thought master !)

149 Inspirational Quotes : Napoleon Hill (the thought master !)

149 Inspirational Quotes : Napoleon Hill (the thought master !)

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149 Inspirational Quotes : Napoleon Hill

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Napoleon Hill was an American author, self-help coach, and a   motivational speaker. He died in 1970 at the age of 87.

Napoleon Hill spent much of his lifetime by studying the successful people and gave the world the result of his study in the form of valuable quotes and thoughts as below.

Napoleon Hill is also well known for his famous book “Think and grow rich”, which is among the top 10 best-seller self-help books of all the time.

Napoleon Hill was an adviser to Andrew Carnegie (the steel-magnate)  and to President Franklin D. Roosevelt for 3 years (1933 →1936).

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” is one of Napoleon Hill’s hallmark expressions.

Though Napoleon Hill passed away in 1970, his name, his life, his philosophy, his best-seller book “Think and grow rich” and above all his inspirational quotes are still alive, will live forever and continue to give us inspiration.

Read the valuable thoughts or ideas came out of the powerful motivative brain of Napoleon Hill. Accept & apply those in your life as far as possible, always remember God, and feel the positive energy always in life and be successful in life. You will find depth, wisdom & practical takeaways in his sayings.

In some quotes, some words in bold indicate some specific idea kept together.


  1. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. — Napoleon Hill.
  2. Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve, regardless of how many times you may have failed in the past or how lofty (of imposing height, elevated, बुलंद ) your aims and hopes may be. — Napoleon Hill.
  3. There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge. Both poverty and riches are the offspring of the thought. — Napoleon Hill.
  4. Our only limitations are those we set up in our own mind. — Napoleon Hill.
  5. Faith removes limitations. — Napoleon Hill.
  6. Train your mind to see the good in every situation. — Napoleon Hill.
  7. A positive mind looks for ways it can be done, a negative mind looks for ways it can’t be done. — Napoleon Hill.
  8. Positive or negative emotions can not occupy the mind at the same time. — Napoleon Hill.
  9. You can think your way into or out of almost any circumstance, good or bad. — Napoleon Hill.
  10. Mind control is the result of self-discipline and habit. You either control your mind or it controls you. There is no hallway ( passageway, corridor, दालान ) compromise. — Napoleon Hill.
  11. It is your responsibility to make sure that positive emotions constitute the dominating influence of your mind. — Napoleon Hill.
  12. 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.
  13. You have a brain and mind of your own. Use it and reach your own decisions. — Napoleon Hill.
  14. Keep your mind fixed on what you want in your life, not on what you don’t want. — Napoleon Hill.
  15. Fears are nothing more than a state of mind. — Napoleon Hill.
  16. Fear is a habit, so is self-pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and giving up. Eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves : “I can” and “I will”. — Napoleon Hill.
  17. No man is ever whipped (punished) until he quits in his own mind. — Napoleon Hill.
  18. No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it. — Napoleon Hill.
  19. We refuse to believe that which we do not understand. — Napoleon Hill.
  20. The cause of depression is traceable directly to the worldwide habit of trying to reap without sowing. — Napoleon Hill.
  21. 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. — Napoleon Hill.
  22. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along. — Napoleon Hill.
  23. A goal is a dream with a deadline. — Napoleon Hill.
  24. Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints (a design plan or other technical drawing, खाका ) of your ultimate achievements. — Napoleon Hill.
  25. Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass. — Napoleon Hill.
  26. Man alone has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality, man alone can dream and make his dreams come true. — Napoleon Hill.
  27. 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. — Napoleon Hill.
  28. Neglecting to broaden their view has kept some people doing one thing all their lives.
  29. Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. — Napoleon Hill
  30. All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea. — Napoleon Hill.
  31. Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating (expand and contract with strong regular movements, धड़कना ) desire which transcends (be or go beyond the range or limits, अतिक्रमन करना ) everything. — Napoleon Hill.
  32. The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat. — Napoleon Hill.
  33. When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. — Napoleon Hill.
  34. Desire backed by faith knows no such word as impossible. — Napoleon Hill.
  35. War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man. — Napoleon Hill.
  36. There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it. — Napoleon Hill.
  37. Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat (an act of moving back or withdrawing, पीछे हटना ). Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win – essential to success. — Napoleon Hill.
  38. Your ability to use the principle of auto suggestion (the hypnotic or subconscious adoption of an idea that one has originated oneself, e.g. through repetition of verbal statements to oneself in order to change behaviour, ऑटो सुझाव, आत्म-सम्मोहन ) will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession [ preoccupy or fill the mind continually, intrusively, and to a troubling extent, दिल में घर कर लेना, ( भूत) लगना, जुनून ]. — Napoleon Hill.
  39. Deliberately (consciously and intentionally, on purpose, in a careful and unhurried way, जानबूझकर, सोच-समझकर, एहतियात से ) seek the company of people who influence you to think and act on building the life you desire. — Napoleon Hill.
  40. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action. — Napoleon Hill.
  41. Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible (unable to be touched or grasped; not having physical presence, अमूर्त ) desire. — Napoleon Hill.
  42. Plan your work and work your plan. — Napoleon Hill.
  43. Tell me how you use your spare time and how you spend your money, and I will tell you where and what you will be in ten years from now. — Napoleon Hill.
  44. If you can not do great things, do small things in a great way. — Napoleon Hill.
  45. It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving, or the class of people served. — Napoleon Hill.
  46. Money without brains is always dangerous. — Napoleon Hill.
  47. Love attracts only one thing and that thing is love. — Napoleon Hill.
  48. If you believe yourself unfortunate because you have loved and lost, perish the thought. One who has loved truly, can never lose entirely. — Napoleon Hill.
  49. You may be hurt if you love too much, but you will live in misery if you love too little. — Napoleon Hill.
  50. You give before you get. — Napoleon Hill.
  51. The more you give, the more comes back to you. — Napoleon Hill.
  52. Anything you do to and for another person, you do it to and for yourself. — Napoleon Hill.
  53. Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. — Napoleon Hill.
  54. Action is the real measure of intelligence. — Napoleon Hill.
  55. The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going. — Napoleon Hill.
  56. When you have talked yourself into what you want, right there is the place to stop talking and begin saying it with deeds. — Napoleon Hill.
  57. Tell the world what you intend to do. But first show it. This is the equivalent of saying, “Deeds and not words, are what we count most”. — Napoleon Hill.
  58. There is no such thing as something or nothing. — Napoleon Hill.
  59. If you are not learning while earning, you are cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation. — Napoleon Hill.
  60. 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. — Napoleon Hill.
  61. Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. — Napoleon Hill.
  62. Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. — Napoleon Hill.
  63. Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent. — Napoleon Hill.
  64. Before us lie two paths : Honesty and dishonesty. The shortsighted embark on the dishonest path, the wise on the honest. For the wise know the truth, in helping others we help ourselves, and in hurting others we hurt ourselves. Character overshadows money, and trust rises above fame. Honesty is still the best policy. — Napoleon Hill.
  65. Understand this law and you will then know, beyond room for the slightest doubt, that you are constantly punishing yourself for every wrong you commit and rewarding yourself for every act of constructive conduct in which you indulge. — Napoleon Hill.
  66. Remember that it is not the lawyer who knows the most law, but the one who best prepares his case, who wins. — Napoleon Hill.
  67. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. — Napoleon Hill.
  68. A quitter never wins and a winner never quits. — Napoleon Hill.
  69. Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel. — Napoleon Hill.
  70. Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. — Napoleon Hill.
  71. Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. — Napoleon Hill.
  72. Education comes from within, you get it by struggle and effort and thought. — Napoleon Hill.
  73. Think twice before you speak. Because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. — Napoleon Hill.
  74. It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. — Napoleon Hill.
  75. You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself. — Napoleon Hill.
  76. The ladder of success is never crowded at the top. — Napoleon Hill.
  77. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit (the action of following or pursuing someone or something, पीछा, धंधा ) of knowledge. — Napoleon Hill.
  78. Success come to those who become success conscious. — Napoleon Hill.
  79. Success is good at any age. But the sooner you find it, the longer you will enjoy it. — Napoleon Hill.
  80. Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbearable combination for success. — Napoleon Hill.
  81. 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. — Napoleon Hill.
  82. Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited. — Napoleon Hill.
  83. No man can succeed in a line of endeavour (an attempt to achieve a goal, प्रयास ) which he does not like. — Napoleon Hill.
  84. When you are able to maintain your own highest standards of integrity, – regardless of what others may do, – you are destined for success. — Napoleon Hill.
  85. The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence (firm or obstinate continuance in a course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition, दृढ़ता, हठ, ज़िद ) with which it sticks to its job. — Napoleon Hill.
  86. Success in life depends upon happiness, and happiness is found in no other way than through service that is rendered in a spirit of love. — Napoleon Hill.
  87. Until you have learned to be tolerant (showing willingness to allow the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with, सहिष्णु, सहनशील ) 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. — Napoleon Hill.
  88. Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it. — Napoleon Hill.
  89. Successful men become successful only because they acquire the habit of thinking in terms of success. — Napoleon Hill.
  90. Those who succeeed 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. Napoleon Hill.
  91. Before success comes in man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. — Napoleon Hill.
  92. 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. — Napoleon Hill.
  93. Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit. — Napoleon Hill.
  94. 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. — Napoleon Hill.
  95. Edison failed 10000 times before he made the electric bulb. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times. — Napoleon Hill.
  96. Most great people have attained ther greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. — Napoleon Hill.
  97. Every great leader of the past, whose record I have examined, was beset by difficulties and met with temporary defeat before ‘arriving’. — Napoleon Hill.
  98. No man ever achieved worthwhile (of value or importance, सार्थक ) success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure. — Napoleon Hill.
  99. Most so-called failures are only temporary defeats. — Napoleon Hill.
  100. Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. — Napoleon Hill.
  101. Every failure brings with it the seed of equivalent success. — Napoleon Hill.
  102. You don’t have to fear defeat if you believe it may reveal (make previously unknown or secret information known to others, प्रकट करना ) powers that you didn’t know you possessed. — Napoleon Hill.
  103. Everyone faces defeat. It may be a stepping stone or a stumbling block, depending on the mental attitude with which it is faced. — Napoleon Hill.
  104. Adversity will do something to you or for you. — Napoleon Hill.
  105. Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting. — Napoleon Hill.
  106. If you give up before your goal is reached, you are a quitter. A quitter never wins and a winner never quits. — Napoleon Hill.
  107. You have got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize. — Napoleon Hill.
  108. You can do it if you believe you can. — Napoleon Hill.
  109. It is always your next move. — Napoleon Hill.
  110. To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don’t worry about darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest. — Napoleon Hill.
  111. No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person’s enemies say about him. — Napoleon Hill.
  112. If you are ready for the secret, you already possess one half of it, therefore you will readily recognise the other half the moment it reaches your mind. — Napoleon Hill.
  113. The way to develop decisiveness ( निर्णायकता ) is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face. — Napoleon Hill.
  114. 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 paidNapoleon Hill.
  115. The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does. — Napoleon Hill.
  116. Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together. — Napoleon Hill.
  117. Nature can not be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price. — Napoleon Hill.
  118. Procrastination (the action of delaying or postponing something, टालमटोल, दीर्घसूत्रता ) is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday. — Napoleon Hill.
  119. If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water’s edge. — Napoleon Hill.
  120. We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted. — Napoleon Hill.
  121. 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. — Napoleon Hill.
  122. It takes half of your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project. — Napoleon Hill.
  123. Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind’s eye, and you will be drawn toward it. — Napoleon Hill.
  124. You must get involved to have an impact. No one is impressed with the won-lost record of the referee. — Napoleon Hill.
  125. I have proved, times too numerous to enumerate, to my own satisfaction at least, that every human brain is both a broadcasting and a receiving station for vibrations of thoughtNapoleon Hill.
  126. First comes thought, then organisation of that thought into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination. — Napoleon Hill.
  127. More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth. — Napoleon Hill.
  128. Truly, thoughts are things, and powerful things that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their translation into riches, or other material objects. (written in front of his book “Think and grow rich”). — Napoleon Hill.
  129. All thoughts which have been emotionalised (given feeling) and mixed with faith (expectancy), begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent. — Napoleon Hill.
  130. The only thing making you unhappy is your own thoughts, change them. — Napoleon Hill.
  131. Life reflects your own thoughts back to you. — Napoleon Hill.
  132. Think and grow rich. — Napoleon Hill.
  133. You become what you think about. — Napoleon Hill.
  134. Our minds become magnetised with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds and these magnets attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts. — Napoleon Hill.
  135. Remember that your dominating thoughts attract, through a definite law of nature, by the shortest and most convenient route, their physical counterpart. Be careful what your thoughts dwell upon. — Napoleon Hill.
  136. One must marry one’s feelings to one’s beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one’s life. — Napoleon Hill.
  137. An idea, plan or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought. — Napoleon Hill.
  138. All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea. — Napoleon Hill.
  139. Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes. — Napoleon Hill.
  140. Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive (form or devise in the mind, विचार करना ). — Napoleon Hill.
  141. All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth. — Napoleon Hill.
  142. If you do not see great riches in your imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance. — Napoleon Hill.
  143. The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself. — Napoleon Hill.
  144. The battle is all over except the ‘shouting’ when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be. — Napoleon Hill.
  145. If this theory should turn out to be a fact, and methods of reasonable control should be established, imagine the part it would play in the gathering, classifying and organising of knowledge. The possibility, much less the probability, of such a reality, staggers the mind of man. — Napoleon Hill.
  146. The sixth sense is that portion of the subconscious mind which has been referred to as the creative imagination. It has also been referred to as the ‘receiving set’ through which ideas, plans and thoughts flash into the mind. The flashes are sometimes called hunches or inspirations. — Napoleon Hill.
  147. The sixth sense defies description! It cannot be described to a person who has not mastered the other principles of this philosophy, because such a person has no knowledge and no experience with which the sixth sense may be compared. Understanding the sixth sense comes only by meditation through mind development from within. — Napoleon Hill.
  148. There comes to your aid and to do your bidding, with the development of the sixth sense, a ‘guardian angel’ who will open to you at all times the door to the temple of wisdom. — Napoleon Hill.
  149. After you have mastered the principles described in this book, you will be prepared to accept as truth a statement which may, otherwise, be incredible to you, namely: “Through the aid of the sixth sense, you will be warned of impending dangers in time to avoid them and notified of opportunities in time to embrace them. Napoleon Hill.



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