Napoleon Hill : The secret to Freedom and Success

NAPOLEON HILL was a very successful American author in the area of the new thought movement one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal success literature . He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on SUCCESS.

 " What the mind of man can conceive and believe , it can achieve " is one of Hill's hallmark expressions.

He was born in Pound , Southwest Virginia , to a very poor family . His mother died when he was very young , As a young man he was known as the " Mountain Reporter " for rural newspapers He had to drop out of college because of lack of funds to support his education. 

The turning point in Hill's life occurred in the year 1908 with his assignment , as part of a series of articles about fans and successful men , he interviewed the industrialist Andrew Carnegie . At the time , Carnegie was one of the most powerful men in the world . Hill discovered that Carnegie believed that the process of success could be outlined in a Simple formula that anyone would be able to understand and achieve . Impressed with Hill , Carnegie asked him if he was up to the task of putting together this information , to interview or analyze over five hundred successful men and women , many of them millionaires , in order to discover and publish this formula for success . As part of his research , interviewed many of the most famous people of the time including Thomas Edison , Alexander Graham Bell , George Eastman , Henry Ford , Elmer Gates , John D. Rockefeller , S. Charles M. Schwab , EW . Woolworth , William Wrigley Jr. John Wanamaker , William Jennings Bryan , Theodore Roosevelt , William H. Taft and Jennings Randolph. 

As a result of Hill's studies via Carnegies introductions the Philosophy of Achievement was offered as a formula for rags - to - riches success by Hill and Carnegie , published initially in 1928 as the multi - volume study course The Law of Sweets Hill later produced his most famous work , Think and Grow Rich , which is one of the best - selling books of all time . Hill's work examined the power of personal beliefs , and the role they play in personal success . He became the advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933-36.

Today's philosophy - of - success teachers still use the research formulas taught by Hill to expand their students ' knowledge of personal development . Napoleon Hill died in South Carolina at the age of eighty - seven while working on You Can Work Your Own Miracles which was published after his death in 1971.

TRIBUTES TO THE NAPOLEON HILL 

From Great American Leaders 

" THINK AND GROW RICH " was twenty five years in the making It is Napoleon Hills newest book , based upon his famous law of Success philosoply . His work and writings have been praised by great leaders in Finance , Education , Politics , and Government.

Supreme Court of the United States Washington , D.C. 

Dear Mr. Hill , 

I have now had an opportunity to finish reading your law of Success textbooks and I wish to express my appreciation of the splendid work you have done in the organization of this philosophy. 
It would be helpful if every politician in the country would assimilate and apply the seventeen principles upon which your lessons are based . It contains some very fine material which every leader in every walk of life should understand. 
I am happy to have had the privilege of rendering you some slight measure of help in the organization of this splendid course of " common sense " philosophy. 

Sincerely yours 
William H. Taft 
( Former President and former Chief Justice of the United States )

FAMOUS AMERICAN LABOR LEADER 

"Mastery of the Law of Success philosophy is the equivalent of an insurance policy against failure."

KING OF THE FIVE AND TEN CENT STORES" 

"By applying many of the seventeen fundamentals of the Law of Success philosophy we have built a great chain of successful scores I presume it would be no exaggeration of fact if I said that  Woolworth Building might properly be called a monument to the soundness of these principles."

A GREAT STEAMSHIP MAGNATE 

"I feel greatly indebted for the privilege of reading your law of success.  If I had this philosophy fifty years ago, I suppose I could have accomplished all that I have done in less than half the time.  I sincerely hope the world will discover and reward you.  

A FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 

"May I not congratulate you on your persistence? Any man who devotes that much time ... must of necessity makes discoveries of great value to others. I am deeply impressed by your interpretation of  the "Master Mind 'principles which you have so clearly described."

A MERCHANT PRINCE 

"I know that your seventeen fundamentals of success are sound because I have been applying them in my business for more than thirty years." 

WORLD'S LARGEST MAKER OF CAMERAS 

"I know that you are doing a world of good with your  Law of Success. I would not care to set a monetary value on this training because it brings to the student qualities which cannot be measured by money, alone."

A NATIONALLY KNOWN BUSINESS CHIEF

"Whatever success I may have attained I owe,  entirely, to the application of your seventeen fundamental principles of the Law of Success. I believe I have the honor of being your first student." 

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