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.
Other Napoleon Hill quotes:
We see men who have accumulated great fortunes, but we often recognize only their triumph, overlooking the temporary defeats which they had to surmount before 'arriving'.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Whoever said that 'knowledge is power' did the world a great injury. He should have said 'Organized knowledge expressed in action is power.'
A positive mental attitude is the right mental attitude.
Fortunes gravitate to men whose minds have been prepared to attract them, just as surely as water gravitates to the ocean.
Remember, the thoughts that you think and the statements you make regarding yourself determine your mental attitude. If you have a worthwhile objective, find the one reason why you can achieve it rather than hundreds of reasons why you can't.
No man can become a permanent success without taking others along with him.
When you get yourself under complete control, you can be your own boss.
Fear is the tool of a man-made devil.
The one and only thing over which you have complete and total control is how you focus your own mind. Luckily, this determines everything else.