Think and grow rich – Napoleon Hill
My favourite quotes from the book Think and grow rich by Napoleon Hill:
All earned riches have a beginning and an idea.
We refuse to believe that which we do not understand.
We are the masters of our faith, the captains of our souls, because we have the power to control our thoughts.
Our brains become magnetized with the dominating thoughts that we hold in our minds, and these magnets attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts.
Desire – the first step towards riches.
He did not say "I will try, he knew he would make it".
Fix an exact amount you want in your head. Determine how much will you give back. Establish a definite date. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once. Write this all down. Read this statement twice a day. See yourself in possession of the money.
The object is to want money and to become so determined to have it that you convince yourself that you will have it.
No one ever is defeated until defeat is accepted as reality.
No one is ready for a thing until he believes that he can acquire it.
Our only limitations are those that we set up in our own minds.
Desire backed by faith knows no limit.
If you think poorly about yourself, your subconscious mind will take this and translate into physical equivalent.
Fate is a premise for everything.
Any idea, plan or purpose may be placed into mind by repetition of thought. That's why you have to read/write your definite chief aim.
You come to believe what you constantly repeat to yourself.
If you think you're beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you like to win, but you think you can't it's almost certain you won't. If you think you will lose, you lost. It's all in the state of mind. You have to be sure of yourself before you ever win a prize. The man who wins is the man who thinks he can.
Any man is educated who knows where to get knowledge when he needs it, and to organize that knowledge into plans of action.
Anything acquired without effort and without cost is generally unappreciated, often discredited.
The person who stops studying merely because he finished school is forever hopelessly doomed to mediocrity.
There is no fixed price in an excellent idea.
The idea is the main thing. Specialized knowledge can be found just around the corner.
The only limitation is that which one sets up in one's own mind.
No man is ever wiped, until he quits – in his own mind.
A quitter never wins, and the winner never quits.
The greatest among you shall be servant of all.
The world does not pay a man for that which they know, but for what they do, or induce others to do.
Every company has room for a man who has a definite plan of action which is to the advantage of that company.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
Riches do not come without effort.
With persistence will come success.
1. Definite purpose backed by a burning desire for its fulfillment.
2. A different plan expressed in continuous action.
3. Mind closed tightly against all negative and discouraging influences, including negative suggestions of relatives, friends and acquaintances.
4. A friendly alliance with one or more persons who will encourage one to follow through with the plan and purpose.
The sex energy must be transmuted from desire for physical contact into some other desire or action.
Faith and fear make poor bedfellows.
Pray for a thing and believe you will receive it.