Napoleon Hill began his career as a sales and advertising instructor, based on the notion that a good attitude, relentless personal development, and consistent hard effort were the keys to success and wealth. Hill went on to write ten books that sold over 100 million copies over the next 40 years. In the process, he became a prolific source of motivational quotes. Here are some of Napoleon Hill’s most inspiring quotations about purpose, mastery, self-discipline, inventiveness, and initiative, to name a few.

“Tell me how you use your spare time, and how you spend your money, and I will tell you where and what you will be in ten years from now.”

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.”

“The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.”

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.”

“Some people dream of success, while others wake up and work hard at it.”

“Most great people have achieved their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”

“Success comes to those who become success conscious.”

“Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.”

“When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.”

“The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”

“Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and never the result of selfishness.”

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