The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.
- Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill (1883 – 1970) was an American author and one of the first of the self-help, motivational writers. Hill’s most famous work, “Think and Grow Rich”, looks at the role that personal belief plays in personal success. Hill studied and interviewed many of the world’s most successful and powerful men to develop what he called his Philosophy of Achievement Modern philosophy-of-success teachers still use Hill’s principles.