20 Inspiring Quotes from “Think And Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill


Think And Grow Rich is a compilation of the 13 most frequent behaviors of wealthy and successful people, gleaned from 20 years of research on over 500 people.

In life, you must take some measures to reach your goals, yet you must also avoid certain steps to be successful. This book is a must-read for your personal growth since it is filled with timeless information and sound guidance. 


Notable quotes

  • “Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.”
  • “The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.”
  • “Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.”
  • “A quitter never wins-and-a the winner never quits.”
  • “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.”
  • “Every adversity, every failure, every heartbreak, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
  • “More gold had been mined from the mind of men than the earth itself”
  • “Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth. Everyone has a flock of opinions ready to be wished upon anyone who will accept them. If you are influenced by “opinions” when you reach DECISIONS, you will not succeed in any undertaking.”
  • “We refuse to believe that which we don’t understand.”
  • “I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing a love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me because I will believe in them, and in myself.”
  • “To win the big stakes in this changing world, you must catch the spirit of the great pioneers of the past, whose dreams have given to civilization all that it has of value, the spirit that serves as the life-blood of our own country – your opportunity and mine, to develop and market our talents.”
  • “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.”
  • “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. Open-mindedness is essential for belief.”
  • “One who has loved truly can never lose entirely. Love is whimsical and temperamental. Its nature is ephemeral and transitory. It comes when it pleases and goes away without warning. Accept and enjoy it while it remains, but spend no time worrying about its departure. Worry will never bring it back.”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “There are no limitations to the mind except those that we acknowledge.”
  • “If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.”
  • “Those who succeed 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.”
  • “Neglecting to broaden their view has kept some people doing one thing all their lives.”