You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
There would be no advantage to be gained by sowing a field of wheat if the harvest did not return more than was sown.
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.
No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility.
The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy unless you let him.
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.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Knowledge is only potential power.
Character is to man what carbon is to steel.
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
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.
Most misfortunes are the result of misused time.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
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.
Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.
Every well built house started in the form of a definite purpose plus a definite plan in the nature of a set of blueprints.
Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
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.
Indecision is the seedling of fear.
Through some strange and powerful principle of 'mental chemistry' which she has never divulged, nature wraps up in the impulse of strong desire, 'that something' which recognizes no such word as 'impossible,' and accepts no such reality as failure.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood if they are not, they are not great truths.
Napoleon Hill saw this law of transmutation as the seed of equivalent benefit With every disappointment, heartbreak, or failure, there exists an equal (usually greater) positive benefit.
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Voltaire - Thomas Paine - Robert Louis Stevenson - Mitch Albom - Karen Armstrong - Ivo Andric - Dr. Seuss - Bill Bryson - Anthony Hope - Abraham Polonsky