Napoleon Hill

If you've heard the statement . . . 'Think and Grow Rich,' then you have heard of Napoleon Hill. He is the man responsible for coining the phrase and writing one of the bestselling books in history, titled as such.

Napoleon was born in Wise Country, Virginia, in 1883. He was a young man with an incredible amount of potential who became a local 'mountain reporter,' at the tender age of thirteen. And from his humble beginnings he went on to becoming the granddad of the personal success genre, influencing countless millions with his philosophy, and achievement mantra . . . "what the... Read full bio

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Think and grow rich One of the best books on achieving incredible results based on research of hundreds of the most successful people who ever lived
The law of success in sixteen lessons Masterminding, leadership, enthusiasm, & self-control are only a few of success principles described in this book. Great reading for everyone who wants to be very successful at anything they do.
Your Right to Be Rich Describes the 17 principles of success: mastermind, applied faith, going the extra mile, pleasing personality, personal initiative, positive mental attitude, self-discipline, enthusiasm, controlled attention, accurate thinking, learning from adversity and defeat, cooperation, creative vision or imagination, sound health, budgeting time and money, law of cosmic habit force
Napoleon Hill's Keys to Success Introduces 17 principles of success: from definiteness of purpose to using cosmic habit force.


  • Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
  • Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.
  • Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it
  • Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success
  • Don't wait. The time will never be just right
  • A goal is a dream with a deadline
  • Every adversity, every failure, and every heartache, carries with it the Seed of an equivalent or greater Benefit
  • When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve
  • Any ideas, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought
  • Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
  • 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.
  • Action is the real measure of intelligence.
  • It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.
  • The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.
  • Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.
  • The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
  • The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
  • Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.
  • Before success comes in any man's life, he's 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's exactly what the majority of men do.
  • Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
  • If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge.
  • It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
  • The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face.
  • Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire, you will be neither successful nor happy.
  • You give before you get.
  • Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
  • 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.
  • The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
  • Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
  • No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person's enemies say about him.
  • Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you, you will be neither successful nor happy.

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