The purpose of this book—a purpose to which I have faithfully devoted over a quarter of a century—is to presents to all who want the knowledge, the most dependable philosophy through which individuals may accumulate riches in whatever amounts they desire.
I have here analyzed the economic advantages of the capitalistic system for the two-fold purpose of showing:
- That all who seek riches must recognize and adapt themselves to the system that controls all approaches to fortunes, large or small, and
- to present the side of the picture opposite to that being shown by politicians and demagogues who deliberately becloud the issues they bring up, by referring to organized capital as if it were something poisonous.
This is a capitalistic country, it was developed through the use of capital, and we who claim the right to partake of the blessings of freedom and opportunity, we who seek to accumulate riches here, may as well know that neither riches nor opportunity would be available to us if organized capital had not provided these benefits.
~ Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich (1937)