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  Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement.  
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  Dont wait. The time will never be just right.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Every company has room for the man who has a definite plan of action which is to the advantage of that company.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

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

  Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

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

  Success in highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness, which comes only to the man who has found the work he likes best.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Most so-called failures are only temporary defeats.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.  
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  You may be hurt if you love too much, but you will live in misery if you love too little.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  When you are able to maintain your own highest standards of integrity, regardless of what others may do, you are destined for greatness.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  The starting point of all achievements 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
  

  Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

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

  More gold had been mined from the mind of men than the earth itself.  
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  There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  There's a difference between wishing for something and being ready to receive it. No one's ready to receive it until they believe that they can acquire.  
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  A man is half whipped the minute he begins to feel sorry for himself or to spin an alibi with which he would explain away his defeats.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  If you do not believe in co-operation look what happens to a wagon that loses its wheel.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Every failure is a blessing in disguise providing it teaches some needed lesson one could not have learned without it. Most so-called defeats are only temporary defeats.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.  
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  No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.  
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  Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  No one can short-circuit the Law of Economics. The beginning of financial ruin is when you try to get more and do less.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  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. There may be no heroic connotation to the word persistence, but the quality is to the character of man what carbon is to steel.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.  
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  A goal is a dream with a deadline.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.  
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  Before success comes in any man's life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye, and you will be drawn toward it.  
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  Action is the real measure of intelligence.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.  
 -  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
  

  Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.  
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  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
  

  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.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.  
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  What a different story people would have to tell if they would adopt a definite purpose and stand by that purpose until it had time to become an all-consuming purpose.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Time is a master worker that heals the wounds of temporary defeat, and equalize the inequities and rights the wrongs of the world. There is nothing 'impossible' with time.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Neglecting to broaden their view has kept some people doing one thing all their lives.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Adversity will do something to you or for you.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Who said it could not be done? And what good victories has he to his credit which qualify him to judge others accurately?  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Think and grow rich.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  You give before you get.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Render more service than for which you are paid and you will soon be paid for more than you render. The law of 'increasing returns' takes care of this.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Never in the history of the world has there been such abundant opportunity as there is now for the person who is willing to serve before trying to collect.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Dont be afraid of a little opposition. Remember that the kite of success generally rises against the wind of adversity - not with it.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Imagination is the most marvellous, inconceivably powerful force the world has ever known.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  The greatest achievements of men, were at first, nothing but dreams of the minds of men who knew that dreams are the seedlings of all achievements. A burning desire, to be and to do, is the starting point, from which the dreamer must take off.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

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

  We are what we are, because of the vibrations of thought which we pick up and register, through the stimuli of our daily environment.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  It is always your next move.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Truly, thoughts are things, and their scope of operation is the world, itself.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  What persistence really does is build money consciousness. That's why the money arrives in bunches when it finally arrives.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  No man can succeed in a line of endeavour which he does not like.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Action is the real measure of intelligence.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Every company has room for the man who has a definite plan of action which is to the advantage of that company.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things. And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose and burning desire, can be translated into riches.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

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

  Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  We are what we are, because of the vibrations of thought which we pick up and register, through the stimuli of our daily environment.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  You may be hurt if you love too much, but you will live in misery if you love too little.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

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

  Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Success in highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness, which comes only to the man who has found the work he likes best.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  If you do not believe in co-operation look what happens to a wagon that loses its wheel.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Don't wait. The time will never be just right.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  When you are able to maintain your own highest standards of integrity, regardless of what others may do, you are destined for greatness.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Every company has room for the man who has a definite plan of action which is to the advantage of that company.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Every company has room for the man who has a definite plan of action which is to the advantage of that company.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Adversity will do something to you or for you.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Don't be afraid of a little opposition. Remember that the kite of success generally rises against the wind of adversity - not with it.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  A goal is a dream with a deadline.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  More gold had been mined from the mind of men than the earth itself.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which trancends everything.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  No man has a chance to enjoy permanent success until he begins to look in a mirror for the real cause of all his mistakes.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  What persistence really does is build money consciousness. That's why the money arrives in bunches when it finally arrives.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Don't wait. The time will never be just right.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Your real boss is the one who walks around under your hat.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  A positive mind finds a way it can be done; a negative mind looks for all the ways it can't be done.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  There is no hope of success for the person who does not have a central purpose, or definite goal at which to aim.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Action is the real measure of intelligence.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Lack of loyalty is one of the major causes of failure in every walk of life.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.  
 -  Napoleon Hill
  

  Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.  
 -  Napoleon Hill