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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.” – DisraeliNapoleon Hill Motivation

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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  1. Samsuddin S. Midday

    May 9, 2017 at 4:52 pm

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

  2. 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.

  3. InfoCreeds

    Nov 7, 2016 at 12:22 pm

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

  4. ThomasWiles

    Oct 15, 2016 at 1:37 pm

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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5 Viktor Frankl Quotes to Reshape Your Perspective Today

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Highly regarded as one of Viktor Frankl’s greatest works, “A Man’s Search For Meaning” highlights Dr. Frankl’s perseverance and survival through the Auschwitz concentration camp. His insights, both harrowing and enchanting, can be readily applied as a sort of spiritual compass for the modern-day man or woman.

With more distracting information than ever available today, most people quietly yearn for wisdom. Rather than fabricate a guidance system that may but probably won’t be applicable to your unique situation, I’ve leveraged one of the finest minds in recent historical memory to forge a more universal guidance system.

Here are 5 of my favorite and most applicable excerpts from one of Dr. Frankl’s most classic writings:

1. “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.”

This is where emotional agility resides. Always, even if only for a split-second, we’re given a choice in our response after an event unfolds. Things become increasingly complicated when we either forget we have a choice or don’t believe we have one (even though, in essence, you’re choosing not to believe it).

Taking five full seconds to process events prior to responding — especially the ones we’re taken aback by — shifts the balance of power back in our favor. This space between is our mental fortress — the command center for life-altering actions to be triggered. Make sure you treat it as such.

2. “The more one forgets himself — by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love — the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself.”

Some of the hardest, yet most freeing advice I’ve ever received is the statement “It’s not about you.” There are moments in life when we “do the right thing” and fill with spiritual joy. We don’t think about who may have been watching, if we’ll get credit, or how it may come back around. We just do it.

Those moments  when we get outside of ourselves and stand for a greater purpose  deliver the onset of lasting fulfillment. The times where you light up not because of the recognition you’ve received, but because you committed an act of true nobility are the one’s when you leave your mark on the world in a positive manner. The more you look to be a moon instead of the sun, the happier you will be along the way.

3. “In some way, suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning.”

You’ve heard it before: “Life has no meaning except for the meaning we give it.” While this understanding does give off a grim outlook, it’s actually quite the contrary. This grants us the freedom to assign whatever we see fit. When we realized a meaning isn’t necessarily fixed, we can sift through our options until we land on what’s most empowering.

In the book, Frankl recounts a story of a boy dying an early death. He shares how the boy once saw a situation unfold where he revered a terminally ill person’s courage and dignity in handling ultimate demise. Instead of cursing the heavens upon his own diagnosis, the boy stated fate was granting him a similar opportunity.

Luckily for most of us, our everyday experiences aren’t life or death. This is the case, however, until it’s not. The fragility and beauty of life are collapsed. It’s essential we maximize our time and minimize our suffering to make the most of it. Don’t cling to the first thing that shows up when a tough situation presents itself. Scan your optional meanings and make a wise, empowering decision.

4. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

The majority of suffering occurs today when the blueprint of someone’s life doesn’t match reality. This gap between expectation and actuality is where pain resides. We can usually do a few things to shift the occurrence of reality, but much of it is outside our locus of control. To continue closing the gap, we must change the hard expectations we have for our lives.

Immediately after, feelings of resignation may show up, like we’re compromising what we deserve. However, the lasting change can be found in our values and what we place at highest importance. For example, many people want things like love and passion in their lives, but only if it’s packaged a certain way. Perhaps other desire success, but it must be distinct type of success. Reevaluating what we want the most versus what we want right now can be a prudent “saving grace” for making the most out of difficult situations.

5. “For the world is in a bad state, but everything will become still worse unless each of us does his best.”

As Don Miguel Ruiz asserts in “The Four Agreements,” always doing your best is critical to life working for you. Who gets the pick of the litter in terms of fame and fortune is damn-near a crapshoot, but there will be far less spoils for any of us to garner unless each of us does our best. This is where a certain degree of faith is required to continue making sacrifices for the sake of your contribution to the world, even if no one is watching.

The silver lining for those of us reading this article that we get to choose. Engaging in activities we legitimately enjoy puts us in a better state, which increases the likelihood we will be kind and supportive of others as we come in contact with them.

Life is hard enough for each individual. When left to our own devices, our minds often wander into darkness – sometimes unlikely to return. It is with this in mind, we do our best. We continue getting up, helping others, and doing as much of what we love as time permits. We may not shake the world this way, but we can certainly move it.

Which one of Viktor Frankl’s quotes is your favorite and why? Let us know in the comments below!

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23 Anthony Bourdain Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness

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Anthony Bourdain was a legend. From his extensive knowledge & experience to the culinary world, to the adventures he brought us on the show Parts Unknown where the shared the stage with everyone from villages in Cambodia to former president Barack Obama. However Bourdain continued to drop knowledge bombs through his entire career that resonate with us today.

Here are 23 of Anthony Bourdain’s best quotes:

1. “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.” – Anthony Bourdain

2. “To be treated well in places where you don’t expect to be treated well, to find things in common with people you had thought previously you had very, very little in common with, can’t be a bad thing.” – Anthony Bourdain

3.  “I’m not afraid to look like an idiot.” – Anthony Bourdain

4. “I always entertain the notion that I’m wrong, or that I’ll have to revise my opinion. Most of the time that feels good; sometimes it hurts and is really embarrassing.” – Anthony Bourdain

5. “Your body is not a temple: It’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain

8. Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetring in the unknown.” – Anthony Bourdain

Which Anthony Bourdain quote resonates with you the most? Comment below!

 

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23 Inspirational Michael B. Jordan Quotes

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Michael B. Jordan is quickly becoming an all-star actor. After appearing in major motion pictures such as Creed and most recently as the villain Killmonger in the blockbuster Black Panther. Hailing from Newark New Jersey, he grew up in one of the roughest places in the U.S. However, he overcame struggles, worked hard, and found success through being obsessed with his passion: acting. 

Here are some of Michael B. Jordans best & most powerful quotes:

1. “I’ve never been the guy to hype myself up. It’s just not my thing.” – Michael B. Jordan

2. “I think everyone starts in the mailroom at some point! It’s a rite of passage. Your boss has to throw something at you and order you around for at least two years.” – Michael B. Jordan

3. “So you tell yourself to just do the work and disconnect, because you have no control over the outcome.” – Michael B. Jordan

4. “Sometimes you’re overthinking, you convince yourself to get out of it and you’re like, ‘ah I shoulda did that!’ You can’t live life with regrets. Sometimes you just gotta indulge. But in the same breath, you gotta have restraint and self-control too.” – Michael B. Jordan

5. “Be collaborative. I’ve had some of my best experiences with directors who were able to sit down and have a conversation and ask me what I thought.” – Michael B. Jordan

6. “I want people to leave the theatre and think, ‘How can I be a better person?’ That’s the only way things are going to improve.” – Michael B. Jordan

7. “I think it’s just easier for people to put you in a box or a lane because you look similar. I think that’s unfair for anybody in any situation.” – Michael B. Jordan

8. “Taking a break, taking a moment, is super important.” – Michael B. Jordan

9. “You can only fool reality until the truth comes knocking on your door.” – Michael B. Jordan

10. “As human beings, why does it take somebody to feel like they’re close to us for us to see their humanity? Why can’t we see the humanity in people that are distant from us?” – Michael B. Jordan

11. “Sometimes family doesn’t always consist of your relatives or by blood. Sometimes your best friends can feel more like family than your cousins. I think everybody kind of has that same feeling. When you go through an accident together, when you go through a traumatic event, sometimes that brings you closer together.” – Michael B. Jordan

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12. “I think everybody wants to be their own person and be an individual.” – Michael B. Jordan

13. “Sometimes you gotta go with your first instinct. You gotta go with your gut. That’s kind of how I live my life you gotta go with your gut.” – Michael B. Jordan

14. “Equality means having the same rights and liberties and opportunities regardless of our differences.” – Michael B. Jordan

15. “Do as much homework as you can. Learn everybody’s job and don’t just settle.” – Michael B. Jordan

16. “That’s one of the fun parts of becoming an actor: you can become whoever you want to be.” – Michael B. Jordan

17. “I’m not good at everything, I just do my best at everything.” – Michael B. Jordan

18. “Certain things I can’t even explain. There’s a thing about being lucky and…I feel like certain things are just, like, in your cards. I’m just walking the path that’s already set.” – Michael B. Jordan

19. “I’ve been living with that all my life. My name is Michael Jordan, so I’m always being compared to a person of greatness.” – Michael B. Jordan

20. “I think redemption is just about righting a wrong, and in that pursuit it’s about trying. You can stumble, you can make mistakes, but it’s about trying to do the right thing.” – Michael B. Jordan

21. “Just as people, we’re different around different people and in different environments.” – Michael B. Jordan

22. “Don’t pretend to know everything. I’ve been blessed to work with a lot of veteran actors, and I soak up lessons from them like a sponge.” – Michael B. Jordan

23. “Sometimes you’ve gotta hide the medicine in the food. You can’t slap somebody in the face with facts all the time. It’s too harsh.” – Michael B. Jordan

Which quote resonated with you the most? Comment below!

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43 Lori Greiner Quotes on Succeeding in Life & Business

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Lori Greiner is one of the original sharks on the hit show Shark Tank. She is known as the ‘Queen of QVC’ and has over 120 patents in her name. As a prolific entrepreneur, inventor, and author; Lori has taken small amounts of money and turned it into wealth through good ideas and hard work. She brings years of wisdom and insight to any business she becomes a part of.

Here are some of her best quotes:

1. “As an entrepreneur, you can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” – Lori Greiner

2. “I learned that nobody’s better than you to get your business off the ground. The experience you get is priceless.” – Lori Greiner

3. “There are always things that are needed. There are always ways to do things better. It’s all about offering solutions.” – Lori Greiner

4. “I prefer to like the people I invest in, but it’s not an absolute necessity, as long as they have a good mind and I know they’ll do whatever it takes to be successful.” – Lori Greiner

5. “For an entrepreneur, sometimes the smallest step in the right direction, ends up being the best step of your life. Stick in your little to first if you must, but take the step.” – Lori Greiner

6. “If your home environment is good and peaceful and easy, your life is better and easier.” – Lori Greiner

7. “Sometimes people don’t get anywhere because they sit on something, so afraid to reveal it. And yet, in the reverse, sometimes if you expose something too widely, you can risk losing it.” – Lori Greiner

8. “It’s a fine line, but if you don’t jump out to do something you’ll never get there.” – Lori Greiner

9. “I love the freedom of being an entrepreneur that I do what I want to do when I want to do it.” – Lori Greiner

10. “As an entrepreneur, you can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” – Lori Greiner

11. “A brilliant idea doesn’t guarantee a successful invention. Real magic comes from a brilliant idea combined with willpower, tenacity, and a willingness to make mistakes.” – Lori Greiner

12. “The big thing for me is, I never think about myself as a female in business. I’m a person in business.” – Lori Greiner

13. “People trust I know what I’m doing. I have lots of credibility. I’ve had years of learning. I know and understand my business.” – Lori Greiner

14. “You can make anything happen if you put your mind to it.” – Lori Greiner

15. “Things go wrong all the time when you’re running your own business, but it’s how you perceive it and deal with it that matters.” – Lori Greiner

16. “I had an idea, I was passionate about it and I had to work hard to turn that into a big success and more products.” – Lori Greiner

17. “I think people don’t like it when you’re not confident about what you’re pitching, and they don’t want to invest in you or get behind you.” – Lori Greiner

18. “I’ve always believed you hire character and train skill.” – Lori Greiner

19. “When it’s yours, you don’t mind doing whatever ti takes. As it keeps growing and growing, it’s a lot more work, but you also become better at everything.” – Lori Greiner

20. “The smaller the market, the harder it is to sell.” – Lori Greiner

21. “Reach for the stars; you might just catch one.” – Lori Greiner

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22. “Don’t live your fears, life your dreams.” – Lori Greiner

23. “Great ideas don’t sell themselves.” – Lori Greiner

24. “Entrepreneurs tend to be very driven, risk takers, confident, and tenacious. They don’t give up and will find another way to keep driving ahead.” – Lori Greiner

25. “Knowledge is power, especially when starting your own company. Educate yourself in what you’ll need to know.” – Lori Greiner

26. “The biggest accomplishment in life isn’t what you’re paid, it’s who you become.” – Lori Greiner

27. “I’ve achieved a certain amount of success, and now I’m thinking about the good things I can do.” – Lori Greiner

28. “There is nobody who will drive your business life you.” – Lori Greiner

29. “When I had challenges, it taught me to be more on top of it for the future.” – Lori Greiner

30. “Don’t sweat the small stuff (and it’s all small stuff). Always know in the hard times that you have the power to make things work out.” – Lori Greiner

31. “I’m very much a believer that there are no ’no’s.’ Just ‘how can I?’s.” – Lori Greiner

32. “You need to pave your own way in the world.” – Lori Greiner

33. “I was fearless, I knew I would make it work, and that’s the difference between successful entrepreneurs and people that don’t get somewhere – it’s that tenacity and drive.” – Lori Greiner

34. “Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.” – Lori Greiner

35. “There’s something the same about success and defeat. Both should make you want to work harder.” – Lori Greiner

36. “I think if you just look around and think about what in your life you would like to be better, you can come up with an idea.” – Lori Greiner

37. “Your success will have everything to do with how you perceive yourself, because how you perceive yourself is how others will perceive you too.” – Lori Greiner

38. “Hire prudently, go slow and don’t go overboard.” – Lori Greiner

39. “In business, it is most often all about getting your foot in the door, and once you do, everything opens up and things start to naturally progress into bigger and more opportunities.” – Lori Greiner

40. “As many times as somebody may hit big paydirt, somebody may also fall in the mud. There’s never a guarantee.” – Lori Greiner

41. “Entrepreneurship is the way we take control of our lives in a tough economy.” – Lori Greiner

42. “You are wise when you listen, especially to people with experience.” – Lori Greiner

43. “I have the attitude that anything is doable, that I can make anything happen.” – Lori Greiner

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7 Powerful and Inspiring Words of Encouragement to Help Lift You Up

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When you’re going through tough times, all you need is sympathy. You just need someone to tell you how strong you are and how you can cope with the situation. Essentially, you’re waiting for a soothing voice that can calm your inner storm and genuinely help with your troubles. (more…)

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  1. Samsuddin S. Midday

    May 9, 2017 at 4:52 pm

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

  2. 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.

  3. InfoCreeds

    Nov 7, 2016 at 12:22 pm

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

  4. ThomasWiles

    Oct 15, 2016 at 1:37 pm

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

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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5 Viktor Frankl Quotes to Reshape Your Perspective Today

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Highly regarded as one of Viktor Frankl’s greatest works, “A Man’s Search For Meaning” highlights Dr. Frankl’s perseverance and survival through the Auschwitz concentration camp. His insights, both harrowing and enchanting, can be readily applied as a sort of spiritual compass for the modern-day man or woman.

With more distracting information than ever available today, most people quietly yearn for wisdom. Rather than fabricate a guidance system that may but probably won’t be applicable to your unique situation, I’ve leveraged one of the finest minds in recent historical memory to forge a more universal guidance system.

Here are 5 of my favorite and most applicable excerpts from one of Dr. Frankl’s most classic writings:

1. “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.”

This is where emotional agility resides. Always, even if only for a split-second, we’re given a choice in our response after an event unfolds. Things become increasingly complicated when we either forget we have a choice or don’t believe we have one (even though, in essence, you’re choosing not to believe it).

Taking five full seconds to process events prior to responding — especially the ones we’re taken aback by — shifts the balance of power back in our favor. This space between is our mental fortress — the command center for life-altering actions to be triggered. Make sure you treat it as such.

2. “The more one forgets himself — by giving himself to a cause to serve or another person to love — the more human he is and the more he actualizes himself.”

Some of the hardest, yet most freeing advice I’ve ever received is the statement “It’s not about you.” There are moments in life when we “do the right thing” and fill with spiritual joy. We don’t think about who may have been watching, if we’ll get credit, or how it may come back around. We just do it.

Those moments  when we get outside of ourselves and stand for a greater purpose  deliver the onset of lasting fulfillment. The times where you light up not because of the recognition you’ve received, but because you committed an act of true nobility are the one’s when you leave your mark on the world in a positive manner. The more you look to be a moon instead of the sun, the happier you will be along the way.

3. “In some way, suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning.”

You’ve heard it before: “Life has no meaning except for the meaning we give it.” While this understanding does give off a grim outlook, it’s actually quite the contrary. This grants us the freedom to assign whatever we see fit. When we realized a meaning isn’t necessarily fixed, we can sift through our options until we land on what’s most empowering.

In the book, Frankl recounts a story of a boy dying an early death. He shares how the boy once saw a situation unfold where he revered a terminally ill person’s courage and dignity in handling ultimate demise. Instead of cursing the heavens upon his own diagnosis, the boy stated fate was granting him a similar opportunity.

Luckily for most of us, our everyday experiences aren’t life or death. This is the case, however, until it’s not. The fragility and beauty of life are collapsed. It’s essential we maximize our time and minimize our suffering to make the most of it. Don’t cling to the first thing that shows up when a tough situation presents itself. Scan your optional meanings and make a wise, empowering decision.

4. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

The majority of suffering occurs today when the blueprint of someone’s life doesn’t match reality. This gap between expectation and actuality is where pain resides. We can usually do a few things to shift the occurrence of reality, but much of it is outside our locus of control. To continue closing the gap, we must change the hard expectations we have for our lives.

Immediately after, feelings of resignation may show up, like we’re compromising what we deserve. However, the lasting change can be found in our values and what we place at highest importance. For example, many people want things like love and passion in their lives, but only if it’s packaged a certain way. Perhaps other desire success, but it must be distinct type of success. Reevaluating what we want the most versus what we want right now can be a prudent “saving grace” for making the most out of difficult situations.

5. “For the world is in a bad state, but everything will become still worse unless each of us does his best.”

As Don Miguel Ruiz asserts in “The Four Agreements,” always doing your best is critical to life working for you. Who gets the pick of the litter in terms of fame and fortune is damn-near a crapshoot, but there will be far less spoils for any of us to garner unless each of us does our best. This is where a certain degree of faith is required to continue making sacrifices for the sake of your contribution to the world, even if no one is watching.

The silver lining for those of us reading this article that we get to choose. Engaging in activities we legitimately enjoy puts us in a better state, which increases the likelihood we will be kind and supportive of others as we come in contact with them.

Life is hard enough for each individual. When left to our own devices, our minds often wander into darkness – sometimes unlikely to return. It is with this in mind, we do our best. We continue getting up, helping others, and doing as much of what we love as time permits. We may not shake the world this way, but we can certainly move it.

Which one of Viktor Frankl’s quotes is your favorite and why? Let us know in the comments below!

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23 Anthony Bourdain Quotes To Inspire You To Greatness

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Anthony Bourdain was a legend. From his extensive knowledge & experience to the culinary world, to the adventures he brought us on the show Parts Unknown where the shared the stage with everyone from villages in Cambodia to former president Barack Obama. However Bourdain continued to drop knowledge bombs through his entire career that resonate with us today.

Here are 23 of Anthony Bourdain’s best quotes:

1. “You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together.” – Anthony Bourdain

2. “To be treated well in places where you don’t expect to be treated well, to find things in common with people you had thought previously you had very, very little in common with, can’t be a bad thing.” – Anthony Bourdain

3.  “I’m not afraid to look like an idiot.” – Anthony Bourdain

4. “I always entertain the notion that I’m wrong, or that I’ll have to revise my opinion. Most of the time that feels good; sometimes it hurts and is really embarrassing.” – Anthony Bourdain

5. “Your body is not a temple: It’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain

8. Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetring in the unknown.” – Anthony Bourdain

Which Anthony Bourdain quote resonates with you the most? Comment below!

 

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23 Inspirational Michael B. Jordan Quotes

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Michael B. Jordan is quickly becoming an all-star actor. After appearing in major motion pictures such as Creed and most recently as the villain Killmonger in the blockbuster Black Panther. Hailing from Newark New Jersey, he grew up in one of the roughest places in the U.S. However, he overcame struggles, worked hard, and found success through being obsessed with his passion: acting. 

Here are some of Michael B. Jordans best & most powerful quotes:

1. “I’ve never been the guy to hype myself up. It’s just not my thing.” – Michael B. Jordan

2. “I think everyone starts in the mailroom at some point! It’s a rite of passage. Your boss has to throw something at you and order you around for at least two years.” – Michael B. Jordan

3. “So you tell yourself to just do the work and disconnect, because you have no control over the outcome.” – Michael B. Jordan

4. “Sometimes you’re overthinking, you convince yourself to get out of it and you’re like, ‘ah I shoulda did that!’ You can’t live life with regrets. Sometimes you just gotta indulge. But in the same breath, you gotta have restraint and self-control too.” – Michael B. Jordan

5. “Be collaborative. I’ve had some of my best experiences with directors who were able to sit down and have a conversation and ask me what I thought.” – Michael B. Jordan

6. “I want people to leave the theatre and think, ‘How can I be a better person?’ That’s the only way things are going to improve.” – Michael B. Jordan

7. “I think it’s just easier for people to put you in a box or a lane because you look similar. I think that’s unfair for anybody in any situation.” – Michael B. Jordan

8. “Taking a break, taking a moment, is super important.” – Michael B. Jordan

9. “You can only fool reality until the truth comes knocking on your door.” – Michael B. Jordan

10. “As human beings, why does it take somebody to feel like they’re close to us for us to see their humanity? Why can’t we see the humanity in people that are distant from us?” – Michael B. Jordan

11. “Sometimes family doesn’t always consist of your relatives or by blood. Sometimes your best friends can feel more like family than your cousins. I think everybody kind of has that same feeling. When you go through an accident together, when you go through a traumatic event, sometimes that brings you closer together.” – Michael B. Jordan

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12. “I think everybody wants to be their own person and be an individual.” – Michael B. Jordan

13. “Sometimes you gotta go with your first instinct. You gotta go with your gut. That’s kind of how I live my life you gotta go with your gut.” – Michael B. Jordan

14. “Equality means having the same rights and liberties and opportunities regardless of our differences.” – Michael B. Jordan

15. “Do as much homework as you can. Learn everybody’s job and don’t just settle.” – Michael B. Jordan

16. “That’s one of the fun parts of becoming an actor: you can become whoever you want to be.” – Michael B. Jordan

17. “I’m not good at everything, I just do my best at everything.” – Michael B. Jordan

18. “Certain things I can’t even explain. There’s a thing about being lucky and…I feel like certain things are just, like, in your cards. I’m just walking the path that’s already set.” – Michael B. Jordan

19. “I’ve been living with that all my life. My name is Michael Jordan, so I’m always being compared to a person of greatness.” – Michael B. Jordan

20. “I think redemption is just about righting a wrong, and in that pursuit it’s about trying. You can stumble, you can make mistakes, but it’s about trying to do the right thing.” – Michael B. Jordan

21. “Just as people, we’re different around different people and in different environments.” – Michael B. Jordan

22. “Don’t pretend to know everything. I’ve been blessed to work with a lot of veteran actors, and I soak up lessons from them like a sponge.” – Michael B. Jordan

23. “Sometimes you’ve gotta hide the medicine in the food. You can’t slap somebody in the face with facts all the time. It’s too harsh.” – Michael B. Jordan

Which quote resonated with you the most? Comment below!

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43 Lori Greiner Quotes on Succeeding in Life & Business

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Lori Greiner is one of the original sharks on the hit show Shark Tank. She is known as the ‘Queen of QVC’ and has over 120 patents in her name. As a prolific entrepreneur, inventor, and author; Lori has taken small amounts of money and turned it into wealth through good ideas and hard work. She brings years of wisdom and insight to any business she becomes a part of.

Here are some of her best quotes:

1. “As an entrepreneur, you can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” – Lori Greiner

2. “I learned that nobody’s better than you to get your business off the ground. The experience you get is priceless.” – Lori Greiner

3. “There are always things that are needed. There are always ways to do things better. It’s all about offering solutions.” – Lori Greiner

4. “I prefer to like the people I invest in, but it’s not an absolute necessity, as long as they have a good mind and I know they’ll do whatever it takes to be successful.” – Lori Greiner

5. “For an entrepreneur, sometimes the smallest step in the right direction, ends up being the best step of your life. Stick in your little to first if you must, but take the step.” – Lori Greiner

6. “If your home environment is good and peaceful and easy, your life is better and easier.” – Lori Greiner

7. “Sometimes people don’t get anywhere because they sit on something, so afraid to reveal it. And yet, in the reverse, sometimes if you expose something too widely, you can risk losing it.” – Lori Greiner

8. “It’s a fine line, but if you don’t jump out to do something you’ll never get there.” – Lori Greiner

9. “I love the freedom of being an entrepreneur that I do what I want to do when I want to do it.” – Lori Greiner

10. “As an entrepreneur, you can always find a solution if you try hard enough.” – Lori Greiner

11. “A brilliant idea doesn’t guarantee a successful invention. Real magic comes from a brilliant idea combined with willpower, tenacity, and a willingness to make mistakes.” – Lori Greiner

12. “The big thing for me is, I never think about myself as a female in business. I’m a person in business.” – Lori Greiner

13. “People trust I know what I’m doing. I have lots of credibility. I’ve had years of learning. I know and understand my business.” – Lori Greiner

14. “You can make anything happen if you put your mind to it.” – Lori Greiner

15. “Things go wrong all the time when you’re running your own business, but it’s how you perceive it and deal with it that matters.” – Lori Greiner

16. “I had an idea, I was passionate about it and I had to work hard to turn that into a big success and more products.” – Lori Greiner

17. “I think people don’t like it when you’re not confident about what you’re pitching, and they don’t want to invest in you or get behind you.” – Lori Greiner

18. “I’ve always believed you hire character and train skill.” – Lori Greiner

19. “When it’s yours, you don’t mind doing whatever ti takes. As it keeps growing and growing, it’s a lot more work, but you also become better at everything.” – Lori Greiner

20. “The smaller the market, the harder it is to sell.” – Lori Greiner

21. “Reach for the stars; you might just catch one.” – Lori Greiner

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22. “Don’t live your fears, life your dreams.” – Lori Greiner

23. “Great ideas don’t sell themselves.” – Lori Greiner

24. “Entrepreneurs tend to be very driven, risk takers, confident, and tenacious. They don’t give up and will find another way to keep driving ahead.” – Lori Greiner

25. “Knowledge is power, especially when starting your own company. Educate yourself in what you’ll need to know.” – Lori Greiner

26. “The biggest accomplishment in life isn’t what you’re paid, it’s who you become.” – Lori Greiner

27. “I’ve achieved a certain amount of success, and now I’m thinking about the good things I can do.” – Lori Greiner

28. “There is nobody who will drive your business life you.” – Lori Greiner

29. “When I had challenges, it taught me to be more on top of it for the future.” – Lori Greiner

30. “Don’t sweat the small stuff (and it’s all small stuff). Always know in the hard times that you have the power to make things work out.” – Lori Greiner

31. “I’m very much a believer that there are no ’no’s.’ Just ‘how can I?’s.” – Lori Greiner

32. “You need to pave your own way in the world.” – Lori Greiner

33. “I was fearless, I knew I would make it work, and that’s the difference between successful entrepreneurs and people that don’t get somewhere – it’s that tenacity and drive.” – Lori Greiner

34. “Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.” – Lori Greiner

35. “There’s something the same about success and defeat. Both should make you want to work harder.” – Lori Greiner

36. “I think if you just look around and think about what in your life you would like to be better, you can come up with an idea.” – Lori Greiner

37. “Your success will have everything to do with how you perceive yourself, because how you perceive yourself is how others will perceive you too.” – Lori Greiner

38. “Hire prudently, go slow and don’t go overboard.” – Lori Greiner

39. “In business, it is most often all about getting your foot in the door, and once you do, everything opens up and things start to naturally progress into bigger and more opportunities.” – Lori Greiner

40. “As many times as somebody may hit big paydirt, somebody may also fall in the mud. There’s never a guarantee.” – Lori Greiner

41. “Entrepreneurship is the way we take control of our lives in a tough economy.” – Lori Greiner

42. “You are wise when you listen, especially to people with experience.” – Lori Greiner

43. “I have the attitude that anything is doable, that I can make anything happen.” – Lori Greiner

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