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109 Greatest Zig Ziglar Quotes Of All Time

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109 Greatest Zig Ziglar Quotes Of All Time

Zig Ziglar was one of the worlds most famous salesmen, who inspired millions with this message of positivity and personal achievement.

He was known around the world for being one of the top performance trainers to major corporations, a motivational speaker and the author of bestselling books such as See You at the Top and Secrets of Closing the Sale.

Though passing in 2012 at the age of 86, Zig Ziglars words still continue to inspire millions around the world, and if you haven’t already I would highly recommend listening to one of his audio training’s as you will be captured with his enthusiasm.

I’ve put together 109 Zig Ziglar quotes that I believe to be his most powerful. Check them out below:

109 Zig Ziglar Quotes

1. “What comes out of your mouth is determined by what goes into your mind.” – Zig Ziglar

2. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Zig Ziglar

3. “Make today worth remembering.” – Zig Ziglar

4. “You cannot become what you need to be by remaining what you are.” – Zig Ziglar

5. “There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.” – Zig Ziglar

6. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

7. “You have to be before you can do, and do before you can have.” – Zig Ziglar

8. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

9. “Don’t wait until you feel like taking a positive action. Take the action and then you will feel like doing it.” – Zig Ziglar

10. “If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.” – Zig Ziglar

11. “Success and happiness are not matters of chance but choice.” – Zig Ziglar

12. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Zig Ziglar

13. “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” – Zig Ziglar

14. “Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the “gotta have it” scale.” – Zig Ziglar

15. “Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.” – Zig Ziglar

16. “If you want to reach a goal, you must “see the reaching” in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.” – Zig Ziglar

17. “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

18. “It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” – Zig Ziglar

19. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” – Zig Ziglar

20. “When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.” – Zig Ziglar

21. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

22. “With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.” – Zig Ziglar

23. “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” – Zig Ziglar

24. “Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.” – Zig Ziglar

25. “Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.” – Zig Ziglar

26. “Fortunately, problems are an everyday part of our life. Consider this: If there were no problems, most of us would be unemployed.” – Zig Ziglar

27. “Your understanding of what you read and hear is, to a very large degree, determined by your vocabulary, so improve your vocabulary daily.” – Zig Ziglar

28. “Time well spent results in more money to spend, more money to save, and more time to vacation.” – Zig Ziglar

29. “I seldom read anything that is not of a factual nature because I want to invest my time wisely in the things that will improve my life. Don’t misunderstand; there is nothing wrong with reading purely for the joy of it. Novels have their place, but biographies of famous men and women contain information that can change lives.” – Zig Ziglar

30. “Remember that failure is an event, not a person.” – Zig Ziglar

31. “People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.” – Zig Ziglar

32. “Do more than you are being paid to do, and you’ll eventually be paid more for what you do.” – Zig Ziglar

33. “In the game of life, before you get anything out, you must put something in!” – Zig Ziglar

34. “If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.” – Zig Ziglar

35. “We need to understand the difference between discipline and punishment. Punishment is what you do to someone; discipline is what you do for someone.” – Zig Ziglar

36. “For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 pounds. I say ‘by choice’ because I have never ‘accidentally’ eaten anything, so when I choose to eat too much, I have chosen to weigh too much.” – Zig Ziglar

37. “You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.” – Zig Ziglar

38. “Many people who want to be great aren’t willing to do the work to make it possible!” – Zig Ziglar

39. “Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

40. “Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.” – Zig Ziglar

41. “Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.” – Zig Ziglar

42. “It is true that integrity alone won’t make you a leader, but without integrity you will never be one.” – Zig Ziglar

43. “Be careful not to compromise what you want most for what you want now.” – Zig Ziglar

44. “Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy because of what you have.” – Zig Ziglar

45. “You are who you are and what you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change who you are and what you are by changing what goes into your mind.” – Zig Ziglar

46. “Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.” – Zig Ziglar

47. “Fact: If standard of living is your number one objective, quality of life almost never improves. But if quality of life is your number one objective, standard of living invariably improves.” – Zig Ziglar

48. “It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.” – Zig Ziglar

49. “The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.” – Zig Ziglar

50. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

51. “If you are not willing to learn no one can help you. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you.” – Zig Ziglar

52. “Success comes when opportunity meets preparation.” – Zig Ziglar

53. “Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you experience. Worst people give you a lesson. And the best people give you memories.” – Zig Ziglar

54. “Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours.” – Zig Ziglar

55. “Fear has two meaning; ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” – Zig Ziglar

56. “If you can dream it, then you can achieve it.” – Zig Ziglar

57. “Don’t count the things you do, do the things that count.” – Zig Ziglar

58. “How you see the future is much more important than what happened in your past.” – Zig Ziglar

59. “The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.” – Zig Ziglar

60. “Where you start is not as important as where you finish.” – Zig Ziglar

61. “We cannot start over, but we can begin now and make a new ending.” – Zig Ziglar

62. “Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.” – Zig Ziglar

63. “When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.” – Zig Ziglar

64. “You are the most influential person you will talk to all day.” – Zig Ziglar

65. “Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.” – Zig Ziglar

66. “Go as far as you can see and you will see further.” – Zig Ziglar

67. “Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.” – Zig Ziglar

68. “Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons, we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.” – Zig Ziglar

69. “You can’t have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.” – Zig Ziglar

70. “Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.” – Zig Ziglar

71. “Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace.” – Zig Ziglar

72. “Live in such a way that if someone should speak badly of you, no one would believe it.” – Zig Ziglar

73. “There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.” – Zig Ziglar

74. “If you don’t plan your time, someone else will help you waste it.” – Zig Ziglar

75. “Those who won’t take a chance don’t have a chance.” – Zig Ziglar

76. “I have too many flaws to be perfect. But i have too many blessings to be ungrateful.” – Zig Ziglar

77. “Don’t judge me by my past. I don’t live there anymore.” – Zig Ziglar

78. “While 9-5 and what happens on the job is important, what happens from 5-9, off the job, is infinitely more important.” – Zig Ziglar

79. “Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you.” – Zig Ziglar

80. “The way you see your future determines your thinking today. You’re thinking today determines your performance today. Your performance in the today of your life determines your future.” – Zig Ziglar

81. “I opened two gifts this morning. They were my eyes.” – Zig Ziglar

82. “When you throw dirt at people, you’re not doing a thing but losing ground.” – Zig Ziglar

83. “Success Procedure: Run your day by the clock and your life with a vision.” – Zig Ziglar

84. “Remember, you can earn more money, but when time is spent it is gone forever.” – Zig Ziglar

85. “If you don’t like who you are and where you are, don’t worry about it because you’re not stuck either with who you are or where you are. You can grow. You can change. You can be more than you are.” – Zig Ziglar

86. “By the mile it’s a trial, but by the inch it’s a cinch.” – Zig Ziglar

87. “When we give it all, we can live with ourselves – regardless of the results.” – Zig Ziglar

88. “Most people who fail in their dream fail not from lack of ability but from lack of commitment.” – Zig Ziglar

89. “If you will be hard on yourself, life will be easy on you. But if you insist upon being easy on yourself, life is going to be very hard on you.” – Zig Ziglar

90. “Success doesn’t make you and failure doesn’t break you.” – Zig Ziglar

91. “The things that count most in life are the things that can’t be counted.” – Zig Ziglar

92. “I’m not gonna give up, shut up, or let up, until I’m taken up… as a matter of fact, I’m just getting warmed up.” – Zig Ziglar

93. “Regardless of your lot in life, you can build something beautiful on it.” – Zig Ziglar

94. “Success is one thing you can’t pay for. You buy it on the installment plan and make payments everyday.” – Zig Ziglar

95. “The past is your lesson. The present is your gift. The future is your motivation.” – Zig Ziglar

96. “Nobody on the face of the earth can make you feel inferior without your permission.” – Zig Ziglar

97. “Others can stop you temporarily – you are the only one who can do it permanently.” – Zig Ziglar

98. “It’s not going to be easy, it’s going to be worth it.” – Zig Ziglar

99. “The height of your success is determined by the depth of your belief.” – Zig Ziglar

100. “You cannot go higher than you think you can.” – Zig Ziglar

101. “The major difference between the big shot and the little shot is the big shot is just a little shot who kept on shooting.” – Zig Ziglar

102. “A clear rejection is always better than a fake promise.” – Zig Ziglar

103. “The price of success is much lower than the price of failure.” – Zig Ziglar

104. “Failure doesn’t come from falling down, failure comes from not getting up.” – Zig Ziglar

105. “You can only see in others what is inside of you.” – Zig Ziglar

106. “Each failure brings you one step closer to success.” – Zig Ziglar

107. “Two sure ways to fail – Think and never do or do and never think.” – Zig Ziglar

108. “Success comes in cans, failure comes in can’ts.” – Zig Ziglar

109. “The 3 C’s of Life: Choices, Chances and Changes.You must make a choice to take a chance or you will never change.” – Zig Ziglar

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