Napoleon Hill ‘Think And Grow Rich’ Quotes

Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill, was originally published in 1937 and is still a very popular book today.

It’s full of stories of people who have overcome adversity and achieved great things, and it provides readers with a ‘roadmap’ to success. The book has sold over 100 million copies and continues to inspire people all over the world.

Some of the most famous and influential people in history have quoted Think and Grow Rich as their source of inspiration.

To compile this collection of awesome quotes from the book, I picked it up for possibly the 10th time. Each time I do, I get something new from it – possibly depending on what I need or what I’m ‘ready’ for at that time. So, if you’ve read it in the past, or yet to read it, then I would encourage you to pick it up and take it chapter by chapter – read it slowly, take notes and digest it as you can. Then come back to it when you’re ready again. 

There are many inspiring words that really challenge our thinking and inspire better thoughts.

Here are just some of the most memorable quotes from the book on the topics of imagination, desire, beliefs and making a solid plan to achieve those big goals.

‘Think And Grow Rich’ Quotes


“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill


“All achievement, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea!” Napoleon Hill


“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.” Napoleon Hill


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


“Success comes to those who become success conscious. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious.” Napoleon Hill


“No more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty.” Napoleon Hill


“Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.” Napoleon Hill


“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


“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.” Napoleon Hill


“That is one of the tricks of opportunity. It has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is why so many fail to recognize opportunity.” Napoleon Hill




“If you think you are beaten, you are

If you think you dare not, you don’t,

If you like to win, but you think you can’t

It is almost certain you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost

For out of the world we find,

Success begins with a fellow’s will

It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are

You’ve got to think high to rise,

You’ve got to be sure of yourself before

You can ever win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go

To the stronger or faster man,

But soon or late the man who wins

Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!” Walter D. Wintle



“If you are ready for the secret, you already possess one half of it, therefore, you will readily recognize the other half the moment it reaches your mind.” Napoleon Hill


“If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.” Napoleon Hill


“There is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to receive it. No one is ready for a thing, until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish.” Napoleon Hill


“An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others.” Napolean Hill


“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


“Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.” Napoleon Hill


“You’ve got to be sure of yourself before you can ever win a prize.” Napoleon Hill


“There are no limitations to the mind except those that we acknowledge.” Napoleon Hill


“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


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


“A quitter never wins-and-a winner never quits.” Napoleon Hill



“I bargained with Life for a penny,

and Life would pay no more,

However, I begged at evening

When I counted my scanty store.

Life is a just employer.

He gives you what you ask,

But once you have set the wages,

Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial’s hire,

Only to learn, dismayed,

That any wage I had asked of Life,

Life would have willingly paid”

Jessie Belle Rittenhouse



“Helen Keller became deaf, dumb, and blind shortly after birth. Despite her greatest misfortune, she has written her name indelibly in the pages of the history of the great. Her entire life has served as evidence that no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality.” Napoleon Hill


“If you give up before your goal has been reached, you are a “quitter.” A QUITTER NEVER WINS AND A WINNER NEVER QUITS. Lift this sentence out, write it on a piece of paper in letters an inch high, and place it where you will see it every night before you go to sleep, and every morning before you go to work.” Napoleon Hill


“The only limitation is that which one sets up in one’s own mind.” Napoleon Hill


“Failure is a trickster with a keen sense of irony and cunning. It takes great delight in tripping one when success is almost within reach.” Napoleon Hill


“If you fail to control your own mind, you may be sure you will control nothing else.” Napoleon Hill


What is the secret message in Think and Grow Rich?

The secret message in Think and Grow Rich is that anyone can achieve their dreams as long as they have the right mindset.

The title of the book says it all really. Our thoughts produce our results.

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