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50 Spectacular Quotes From Napoleon Hill’s Book “The Law Of Success”

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If you’ve ever had an interest in Tony Robbins work, then you must read Napoleon Hill’s book “The Law Of Success.” The roots of a lot of Tony’s work come from this book, and if you read every page, by the end, you will see how Tony has taught many of the lessons that are spoken about in a more modern way.

That’s not to take anything away from Tony as he has created a fair amount of new content himself, but like any great, he was clearly inspired by Napoleon Hill. One of the best parts about Napoleons book is the number of incredible quotes that are featured on entire pages throughout.

To save you time, I have handpicked out some of my favourite quotes so that you can read them, and hopefully apply them yourself.

Here Are 50 Spectacular Quotes From The Law of Success Book:

1. “All you are or ever shall become is the result of the use to which you put your mind.” – Napoleon Hill

2. “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

3. “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

4. “Render more service than that 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

5. “Most so-called failures are only temporary defeats.” – Napoleon Hill

6. “To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” – Disraeli

7. “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

8. “Seek the counsel of those who will tell you the truth about yourself, even if it hurts to hear it. Mere commendation will not bring the improvement you need.” – Napoleon Hill

9. “Who said it could not be done? And what great victories has he to his credit which qualify him to judge others accurately?” – Napoleon Hill

10. “If you cannot do great things yourself, remember that you may do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

11. “By and large, there is no such thing as something for nothing. In the long run you get exactly that for which you pay, whether you are buying an automobile or a loaf of bread.” – Napoleon Hill

12. “Do not “tell” the world what you can do – “show” it!” – Napoleon Hill

13. “No man ever achieved worthwhile success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.” – Napoleon Hill

14. “In every soul there has been deposited the seed of a great future, but that seed will never germinate, much less grow to maturity, except through the rendering of useful service.” – Napoleon Hill

15. “Is it not strange that we fear most that which never happens? We destroy our initiative by the fear of defeat, when, in reality, defeat is a most useful tonic and should be accepted as such.” – Napoleon Hill

16. “You can always become the person you would have liked to be.” – Napoleon Hill

17. “The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything. Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice. – Theodore Roosevelt

18. “Think well before you speak because your words may plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of some other person.” – Napoleon Hill

19. “There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.” – General Douglas MacArthur

20th Quote –  “You are a human magnet and you are constantly attracting to you people whose characters harmonize with your own.” – Napoleon Hill

21. “They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol

22. “The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There’s far less competition. – Dwight Morrow

23. “Begin Now – not tomorrow, not next week, but today – to seize the moment and make this day count. Remember, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.” – Ellen Kreidman

24.  “A sense of curiosity is nature original school of education.” – Smiley Blanton

25. “Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryan

26. “Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.” – Abraham Lincoln

27. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

28. “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

29. “Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.” – Denis Diderot

30. “A man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

31. “To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.” – Anatole France

32nd Quote – “If you have a talent, use it in every way possible. Don’t hoard it. Don’t dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.” – Brendan Francis

33. “The lucky or successful person has learned a simple secret. Call up, capture, evoke the feeling of success. When you feel successful and self-confident, you will act successfully.” – Maxwell Maltz

34. “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” – Charles Kingsley

35. “Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce

36. “Both tears and sweat are salty, but they will render different results. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.” – Jesse Jackson

37. “Work is love made visible.” – Kahil Gibran

38. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

39. “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with other people.” – Theodore Roosevelt

40. “The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and an actualizer…he can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.” – Robert L. Schwartz

41. “It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” – Mark Twain

42nd Quote – “Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

43. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll need to use the stairs…one step at a time.” – Joe Girard

44. “The mind that made you sick can also make you well.” – Unknown

45. “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” – Winston Churchill

46. “Sometimes the subconscious mind manifests a wisdom several steps or even years ahead of the subconscious mind, and has its own way of leading us towards our destiny.” – Nathaniel Branden

47. “Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.” – W. Clement Stone

48. “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

49. “I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” – Geroge S. Patton

50. “Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.” – Lord Thomas Dewar

51. “Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred.” – Korean proverb

52. “All that we send into the lives of others comes back onto our own.” – Edwin Markham

53. “Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it every day, and at last we cannot break it.” – Horace Mann

What’s your favourite quote from one of Napoleon Hill’s books? Let me know in the comments section below or on my website timdenning.net or my Facebook. 

Tim is best known as a long-time contributor on Addicted2Success. Tim's content has been shared millions of times and he has written multiple viral posts all around personal development and entrepreneurship.You can connect with Tim through his website www.timdenning.net

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Marty

    Feb 22, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on blogs I stumble upon on a daily basis. It’s always exciting to read content from other writers and use a little something from their websites.

  2. Samsuddin S. Midday

    May 9, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Wow, Thank You! Thank You So Much, These Are Words Of GOLD!!!!

  3. Stealth for Men

    Jan 27, 2017 at 5:32 am

    I’ve read “Think and Grow Rich” but didn’t know he also wrote “Law of Success”. Thank you for this wonderful collection of quotes.

  4. InfoCreeds

    Nov 7, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Wow these are the most inspirational and motivational quotes from Napolean hill. Thank you for sharing.

  5. ThomasWiles

    Oct 15, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Amazing Quotes by Sir Brendan Francis, Thank You for posting this amazing Quotes collection. <3

  6. Amy Y.

    Sep 14, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    I especially like: “Render more service than that which you are paid and you will soon be paid for more than you render. The law of increasing returns takes care of this.” -N. Hill

    Thank you for posting these quotes. I always marvel that a few words can be so powerful.

    Peace and well being!

  7. Olivier CHARLES

    Aug 13, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Thank you Tim for these inspiring quotes !

    I will put “The Law Of Success” in my list of books to read.
    But “Think and grow rich” also from Hill was really a game changing for me. Certainly one of the best book ever written about self development.

  8. Toño

    Jul 3, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Amazing quotes, Tim! I don’t think I have actually read ‘The Law Of Success’ but I really enjoyed all of those messages. Powerfull stuff!

    Among the favourites:
    “If you cannot do great things yourself, remember that you may do small things in a great way.” – Napoleon Hill

    “You are a human magnet and you are constantly attracting to you people whose characters harmonize with your own.” – Napoleon Hill

    “The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There’s far less competition. – Dwight Morrow

    “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill

    And the one from my beloved scientist: “Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

    You’re so right, these quotes trully are timeless, and I have already re-shaped my mind thanks to some of ’em. Will read them all today again at work. Thank you again, Tim! Much appreaciation and love~

    • Tim Denning

      Jul 3, 2016 at 7:33 pm

      Toño I am glad you took the time to read each one of them. Some of the quotes have to be read multiple times to truly get the meaning of what they’re saying. Have a good week my friend.

  9. Toño

    Jul 2, 2016 at 3:17 am

    Woke up today at 5.20 to start my day with motivation, even though did not feel like it. Watched some good videos and have read your response to my comment. Have to say, I feel much better now, good thing I decided not to dwell on my situation too much and just keep on believing.

    I love quotes, as you already know so I am very grateful for this article, Tim! Will read them at my job today, later on, I already see some of my favourites here.

    Thank you again for inspiration, my friend, would love to see more such articles in the future! Have a wonderful day, much love. Speak soon!

    • Tim Denning

      Jul 2, 2016 at 5:57 am

      Toño thanks for the kind words. I don’t do a lot of post’s that are filled with quotes generally. this one is an exception because the quotes I got out of the “Law Of Success” book came at exactly the right time for me. These quotes are timeless and they will make you rethink your current situation I promise you.

      Thanks for reading mate.

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