Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich

Challenged by Andrew Carnegie to discover the secrets of wealth, Napoleon Hill spent twenty years interviewing five hundred wealthy men and distilling their revelations into thirteen principles of money making described in Think and Grow Rich, a book that made him rich and famous.

Necessary qualities are Desire, Faith, Decision, Persistence. Brain power, auto-suggestion, imagination, the subconscious mind and the sixth sense must be developed and sexual energy must be harnessed. Also necessary are specialized knowledge, detailed planning and a “Master Mind” team.

Hill’s vigorous style is direct and engaging; his anecdotes of famous and less famous successes inspiring.

Key Quotations

  • Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success. (p.47)
  • There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge: both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought. (p. 94)
  • A quitter never wins – and – a winner never quits. (p. 151)

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)