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I loved this book and I have found several parts very interesting so I want to share with you what I considered the best parts of the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill which can also work as a summary of the book itself.

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Napoleon Hill

Napoleon Hill is the author of this book which is in the top 10 best selling books on self-help of all time and that’s why you will find recommendations of this book on many other books and even by worldwide leaders.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Opportunity as misfortune

“That is one of the tricks of opportunity. It has a sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is why so many fail to recognize opportunity.” — 3p

The habit of quitting

“One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.” — 5p

Main weaknesses

“One of the main weaknesses of mankind is the average person’s familiarity with the word ‘impossible’.” — 11p

“It is my duty and a privilege to say I believe, and not without reason, that nothing is impossible to the person who backs desire with enduring faith.” — 40p

One principle of success

“Henry Ford is a success because he understands and applies the principles of success. One of these is desire: knowing what one wants.” — 13p

Masters of our Fate

“the reason we are the Masters of our Fate, the Captains of our Souls is because we have the power to control our thoughts.” — 14p | Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill


“every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.” — 26p

“Remember, too, that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they ‘arrive’.” — 27p

“no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.” — 28p

“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans and set sail once more towards your coveted goal. If you give up before your goal has been reached, you are a ‘quitter’.” — 118p


“When people first come into contact with crime, they abhor it. If they remain in contact with crime for a time, they become accustomed to it, and endure it. If they remain in contact with it long enough, they finally embrace it, and become influenced by it.” — 46p | Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill


“FAITH is the ‘eternal elixir’ which gives life, power and action to the impulse of thought!” — 49p

“Millions of people believe themselves ‘doomed’ to poverty and failure, because of some strange force over which they believe they have no control. They are the creators of their own ‘misfortunes’ because of this negative belief, which is picked up by the subconscious mind and translated into its physical equivalent.” — 47p

“It is a well-known fact that one comes, finally, to believe whatever one repeats to one’s self, whether the statement be true or false.” — 50p

“Each of us is what we are because of the dominating thoughts we permit to occupy our minds.” — 50p

“I believe I will have this money in my possession. My faith is so strong that I can now see this money before my eyes. I can touch it with my hands. It is now awaiting transfer to me in the proportion that I derive the service I intend to render in return for it. I am awaiting a plan by which to accumulate this money, and I will follow that plan when it is received.” — 75p

“It is a known fact that the emotion of love is closely akin to the state of mind known as faith.” — 56p

Knowledge is potential power

“Knowledge is only potential power. It becomes power only when, and if, it is organized into definite plans of action and directed to a definite end.” — 79p

“Those who are not successful usually make the mistake of believing that the knowledge–acquiring period ends when they finish school.” — 85p

“The person who stops studying merely because they have finished school is forever hopelessly doomed to mediocrity, no matter what their calling. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.” — 86p

Determined People

“God seems to throw Himself on the side of people who know exactly what they want, if they are determined to get just that!” — 109p | Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Story of fortune

“The story of practically every great fortune starts with the day when a creator of ideas and a seller of ideas got together and worked in harmony.” — 110p

“First you give life, action and guidance to ideas, and then they take on a power of their own and sweep aside all opposition.” — 111p

“No individual has sufficient experience, education, natural ability and knowledge to ensure the accumulation of a great fortune without the cooperation of other people.” — 117p


“People who can follow a leader most efficiently are usually those who develop into leadership most rapidly.” — 119p

“Self-control sets a mighty example for one’s followers, which the more intelligent will emulate.” — 120p

Best-educated people

“Experience has proven that the best-educated people are often those who are known as ‘self-made’ or self-educated.” — 138p

“Education consists not so much of knowledge, but of knowledge effectively and persistently applied.” — 138p

The law of economics

“The law of economics itself irrevocably controls the system that neither recognizes nor tolerates for long getting without giving.” — 156p | Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Influenced by opinions

“The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs are, generally, easily influenced by the ‘opinions’ of others.” — 158p

First decision

“Let one of your first decisions be to keep a closed mouth and open ears and eyes.” — 160p

“Indecision is a habit that usually begins in youth.” — 170p

“Indecision is the seedling of fear!” — 261p


“PERSISTENCE is an essential factor in the procedure of transmuting desire into its monetary equivalent.” — 175p

“Lack of persistence is one of the major causes of failure.” — 176p

“Riches do not respond to wishes.” — 187p

“They (riches) respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence.” — 187p

“The ‘other self’ is more powerful than the physical self we see when we look into a mirror.” — 241p


“Energy is Nature’s set of building blocks, out of which she constructs every material thing in the universe, including humankind, and every form of animal and vegetable life.” — 196p | Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill


“There is no other road to genius than through voluntary self-effort!” — 224p

Sex or Love

“The major difference is that love is spiritual, while sex is biological.” — 226p

“Love, alone, will not bring happiness in marriage, nor will sex alone.” — 227p

“Fortunate, indeed, are those who have discovered how to give sex emotion an outlet through some form of creative effort, for they have, by that discovery, lifted themselves to the status of genius.” — 206p


“you must have noticed that most people resort to prayer only after everything else has failed! Or else they pray by a ritual of meaningless words.” — 235p | Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill


“Fears are nothing more than states of mind.” — 263p

“Doctors have been known to treat hundreds of people suffering from such contagious diseases as smallpox in a day, without becoming infected. Their immunity against the disease consisted largely, if not solely, in their absolute lack of fear.” — 263p

“A reputable doctor estimated that 75 per cent of all people who visit doctors for professional service are suffering with hypochondria (imaginary illness).” — 270p


“Criticism is the one form of service of which everyone has too much.” — 269p

“Criticism will plant fear or resentment in the human heart but it will not build love or affection.” — 270p

“One’s nearest relatives are often the worst offenders.” — 269p

Power of the Mind

“There is overwhelming evidence that disease sometimes begins in the form of a negative thought impulse.” — 271p | Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

I have found all these phrases very interesting because those can help you change your mindset to take control over your life. It gives a wider perspective of life so don’t forget them. Also, you can write your favorite phrases so you don’t forget about them.

This is a must-have book and also I recommend you to read this time by time because you will understand each phrase with a new perspective or you will find a new way to apply it on your life.

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