Oliver Napoleon Hill (born October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American self-help author. He is known best for his book Think and Grow Rich (1937) which is among the 10 best selling self-help books of all time. Hill’s works insisted that fervid expectations are essential to improving one’s life. Most of his books were promoted as expounding principles to achieve “success”.
It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served.
One must marry one’s feelings to one’s beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one’s life.
No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person’s enemies say about him.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
We begin to see, therefore, the importance of selecting our environment with the greatest of care, because environment is the mental feeding ground out of which the food that goes into our minds is extracted.
The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are, with the very next question you face.
The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.
Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire, you will be neither successful nor happy.
Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you, you will be neither successful nor happy.
You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.
The battle is all over except the ‘shouting’ when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.
Until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.