A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 29, 2014
“Conceive - Believe - Achieve”

"Conceive - Believe- Achieve” is a popular business motto. Napoleon Hill (1833-1970) wrote in Think and Grow Rich (1937):

“Edison did not believe them. He knew that the mind could produce anything the mind could conceive and believe, and that knowledge was the thing that lifted the great Edison above the common herd.

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve” was said in a Napoleon Hill lecture in 1956.  “Believe, Conceive, Achieve” was cited in 1963 and “Conceive, Believe and Achieve” was cited in 1967.


Wikiquote: Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill (26 October 1883 – 8 November 1970) was an American author who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature.

Sourced
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches. Use auto-suggestion, have faith, imagination and overcome fear and time is your opposite player as in checkerboard.
. As quoted in Self-Motivation Through Risk Taking! : Are You Leading Or Do You Wither with Problems? (2005) by M. Nadarajan Munisamy

Amazon.com
Think and Grow Rich;
Teaching, for the first time, the famous Andrew Carnegie formula for money-making

By Napoleon Hill
Meriden, CT: The Ralston society
1937
Pg. 196:
Edison did not believe them. He knew that the mind could produce anything the mind could conceive and believe, and that knowledge was the thing that lifted the great Edison above the common herd.

31 October 1956, The Independent Record, “Montana Chamber Hears Hill at Closing Session,” pg. 8, col. 2:
“PMA (Positive Mental Attitude—ed.) works through the town’s native leaders, who get behind it for the good of the town as well as the stimulation of their own business or professional interests,” Hill told the chamber members. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve.”

Google Books
Teacher’s Treasury of Stories for Every Occasion
By Millard Dale Baughman
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
1958
Pg. 127:
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve. —Napoleon Hill

Google Books
Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude
By Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
1960
Pg. ?:
What the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind of man can achieve with PMA!
(Positive Mental Attitude.—ed.)

9 October 1963, Muscatine (IA) Journal, “Cy Barrett Says: With 5 Million Books Sold Napoleon Hill Looks Ahead,” pg. 4, col. 1:
DEAR CY: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve” was the core of the book you told me to draw from my library. As you recall, it was “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hil. ... FRED B. PAINE

4 November 1963, Reno (NV) Evening Gazette, pg. 8, col. 5 ad:
Reno Unity Center
affiliated with Unity School of Christianity, Lee’s Summit, Mo., is pleased to announce a lecture by
REV. JOHN J. HINKLE
SUBJECT: “Believe, Conceive, Achieve”

13 July 1967, Belleville (KS) Telescope, “BPW Host To Leader’s Council Here,” pg. 8, col. 3:
The 6th District theme is “Conceive, Believe, Achieve!”

19 September 1967, Columbus (NE) Daily Telegram, “New member joins group,” pg. 13, col. 1:
DAVID CITY—Mrs. Lillian Karash, president of the Business and Professional Women, presided at Thursday’s meeting.

Motto adopted for the coming year is “Conceive, Believe and Achieve.”

Google Books
You Can Work Your Own Miracles
By Napoleon Hill
Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications
1971
Pg. 108:
Then the world has found an Edison, or a Ford, or a Luther Burbank, or an Alexander Graham Bell, or a Henry J. Kaiser—men who have removed all self-imposed limitations because they learned the truth that “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”
Pg. 144:
Truly, whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve!

OCLC WorldCat record
Think and grow rich for the 80’s
Author: Tom Hopkins; Denis Waitley; Napoleon Hill
Publisher: Scottsdale, Ariz. : Tom Hopkins Champions Unlimited, 1981.
Series: Success, v. 2.
Edition/Format: Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : English
Contents: tape 1. Achieve wealth and peace of mind. Seek the truly great riches of life / Denis Waitley.--tape 2. Conceive, believe & achieve / Denis Waitley.

OCLC WorldCat record
Tony Little’s conceive, believe and achieve
Author: Tony Little; Jesse James
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Audio Renaissance Tapes, ©1996.
Edition/Format: Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Yes you can! : conceive--believe--achieve
Author: Roger Fritz
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Inside Advantage Publ, ©2009.
Edition/Format: Book : English

Vimeo
“Whatever Your Mind Can Conceive And Believe It Can Achieve”
from Simeon Nava 1 year ago / Creative Commons License: by sa NOT YET RATED
The late Napoleon Hill said:
“Whatever your mind can conceive and believe the mind can achieve regardless of how many times you may have failed in the past.”
It’s one of the most famous inspirational quotes on the power of positive thinking. Below is the video where he spoke those exact words and it includes many of his insights on the power of positive thinking.

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