543 PABL – Outwitting The Devil by Napoleon Hill Book Review

by Cliff Ravenscraft on October 10, 2013

in The Old Pursing A Balanced Life Podcast

In this episode of Pursuing A Balanced Life, I share my thoughts on Napoleon Hill's book “Outwitting The Devil.” Below are a few of my favorite quotes from chapter 12 of the book.

Q What is the most important part of one’s environment, the part which determines, more than all others, whether an individual makes positive or negative use of his mind?

A The most important part of one’s environment is that created by his association with others. All people absorb and take over, either consciously or unconsciously, the thought-habits of those with whom they associate closely.

One’s intimate associates should be chosen with as much care as one chooses the food with which he feeds his body, with the object always of associating with people whose dominating thoughts are positive, friendly, and harmonious.

Nature will not tolerate idleness or vacuums of any sort. All space must be and is filled with something. Everything in existence, of both a physical and a spiritual nature, must be and is constantly in motion. The human brain is no exception. It was created to receive, organize, specialize, and express the power of thought. When the individual does not use the brain for the expression of positive, creative thoughts, nature fills the vacuum by forcing the brain to act upon negative thoughts.

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