49 Quotes from Think and Grow Rich (by Napoleon Hill)

Quotes from Think and Grow Rich

If there is any book that every law of attraction knows about is “Think and grow rich” by Napoleon Hill. The book explains in detail the way we may use the power of our subconscious mind to attain the wealth and financial freedom we yearn for. Here are 49 best quotes from Think and grow rich that will move and inspire you to take charge of your wealth and riches.

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

“With few exceptions, the man who cannot follow a leader intelligently, cannot become an efficient leader.” 

“Faith is the “eternal elixir” which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought!” 

“If you are influenced by the opinions of others, you will have no desire of your own.” 

“Ideas are intangible forces, but they have more power than the physical brains that give birth to them.” 

“Money is worth no more than brains. It is often worth much less. Competent “brains,” if effectively marketed, represent a much more desirable form of capital than that which is required to conduct a business dealing in commodities, because “brains” are a form of capital which cannot be permanently depreciated through depressions, nor can this form of capital be stolen or spent.” 

“Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to burn his ships and cut all sources of retreat.” 

“Tell the world what you intend to do but first show it.” 

“Some who will read this, will believe that no one can think and grow rich. They cannot think in terms of riches, because their thought habits have been steeped in poverty, want, misery, failure, and defeat.” 

“Remember, too, that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they “arrive.” The turning point in the lives of those who succeed, usually comes at the moment of some crisis, through which they are introduced to their other selves.” 

“Anything the human mind can believe, the human mind can achieve.” 

“Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth.” 

“Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious.” 

“Knowledge is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and if, it is organized into definite plans of action, and directed to a definite end.” 

“It was a great surprise to me when I discovered that most of the ugliness I saw in others, was but a reflection of my own nature.” 

“Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognise failure, will bring riches.” 

“Awake, arise, and assert yourself, you dreamers of the world.” 

“Your subconscious mind recognizes and acts only upon thoughts which have been well-mixed with emotion or feeling.” 

“One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average man’s familiarity with the word “impossible.” He knows all the rules which will NOT work. He knows all the things which CANNOT be done.” 

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

“Anything acquired without effort, and without cost is generally unappreciated, often discredited; perhaps this is why we get so little from our marvelous opportunity in public schools.”

“To be successful, you must find peace of mind, acquire the material needs of life, and above all, attain happiness. All of these evidences of success begin in the form of thought impulses.” 

“Find out what you really love to do, and then find a way to make a good living doing it.” 

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

“The leader who fears that one of his followers may take his position is practically sure to realize that fear sooner or later.” 

“The majority of people are ready to throw their aims and purposes overboard, and give up at the first sign of opposition or misfortune. A few carry on despite all opposition, until they attain their goal. These few are the Fords, Carnegies, Rockefellers, and Edisons.” 

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

“It was no ordinary desire that survived disappointment, discouragement, temporary defeat, criticism, and the constant reminding of “waste of time.” It was a BURNING DESIRE! AN OBSESSION!”

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

“Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act for yourself.” 

Love is, without question, life’s greatest experience.” 

“Desire The Starting Point of All Achievement: the First Step Toward Riches.” 

“Anybody can wish for riches, and most people do, but only a few know that a definite plan, plus a burning desire for wealth, are the only dependable means of accumulating wealth.” 

“The leaders in every walk of life decide quickly, and firmly. That is the major reason why they are leaders. The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.” 

“If you are one of those who believe that hard work and honesty, alone, will bring riches, perish the thought! It is not true! Riches, when they come in huge quantities, are never the result of hard work! Riches come, if they come at all, in response to definite demands, based upon the application of definite principles, and not by chance or luck.” 

“More gold has been mined from the brains of men than has ever been taken from the earth.” 

“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.” 

“Self-mastery is the hardest job you will ever tackle. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. You may see at one and the same time both your best friend and your greatest enemy, by stepping in front of a mirror.”

“If a man repeats a lie over and over, he will eventually accept the lie as truth. Moreover, he will believe it to be the truth.” 

“One of the strange things about human beings is that they value only that which has a price.” 

“Poverty needs no plan. It needs no one to aid it, because it is bold and ruthless. Riches are shy and timid. They have to be attracted.” 

“If the thing you wish to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and do it! Put your dream 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.” 

“It takes more than a university degree to make one a person of education. Any person who is educated has learned to get whatever they want in life without violating the rights of others. Education consists not so much of knowledge, but of knowledge effectively and persistently applied. People are paid not merely for what they know, but more particularly for what they do with what they know.” 

“Keep your eyes and ears wide open—and your mouth CLOSED, if you wish to acquire the habit of prompt DECISION.” 

“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.” 

“Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.” 

“Taking inventory of mental assets and liabilities, you will discover that your greatest weakness is lack of self-confidence. This handicap can be surmounted, and timidity translated into courage, through the aid of the principle of auto-suggestion. The application of this principle may be made through a simple arrangement of positive thought impulses stated in writing, memorized, and repeated, until they become a part of the working equipment of the subconscious faculty of your mind.” 

“This fear paralyzes the faculty of reason, destroys the faculty of imagination, kills off self-reliance, undermines enthusiasm, discourages initiative, leads to uncertainty of purpose, encourages procrastination, wipes out enthusiasm and makes self-control an impossibility.”

“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.” 

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