101 Inspiring Quotes by Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar quotes

If you look out for quotes on the internet, there are chances that you’ll stumble upon quotes like no other. You’ll be amazed to find exactly the quote you were looking for and chances are it’s by Zig Ziglar.

Zig Ziglar was a very famous author and motivational speaker. He published a number of books on success & motivation and corporate & sales. Ziglar’s motivational books and speeches are famous throughout the world.

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101 Inspiring Quotes by Zig Ziglar:

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

2. “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar

3. “The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.” – Zig Ziglar

4. “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

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

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

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

8. “It’s not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that is important.” – Zig Ziglar

9. “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

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

11. “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

12. “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

13. “Positive thinking will let you use the ability which you have, and that is awesome.” – Zig Ziglar

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

15. “I have always said that everyone is in sales. Maybe you don’t hold the title of salesperson, but if the business you are in requires you to deal with people, you, my friend, are in sales.” – Zig Ziglar

16. “Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength. That’s success.” – Zig Ziglar

17. “Money is not the most important thing, but when you need it, there are few substitutes. So while I like the things money can buy, I love what money won’t buy. It bought me a house but it won’t buy me a home. It would buy me a companion but it won’t buy me a friend.” – Zig Ziglar

18. “Problem-solving becomes a very important part of our makeup as we grow into maturity or move up the corporate ladder.” – Zig Ziglar

19. “There are no traffic jams on the extra mile”. – Zig Ziglar

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

21. “Dreams grow if you grow.” – Zig Ziglar

22. “Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

25. “He climbs highest who helps another up.” – Zig Ziglar

26. “The right quote can inspire people to change their ways.” – Zig Ziglar

27. “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

28. “Success must never be measured by how much money you have.” – Zig Ziglar

29. “I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.” – Zig Ziglar

30. “You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” – Zig Ziglar

31. “You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.” – Zig Ziglar

32. “Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” – Zig Ziglar

33. “Send out a cheerful, positive greeting, and most of the time you will get back a cheerful, positive greeting. It’s also true that if you send out a negative greeting, you will, in most cases, get back a negative greeting.” – Zig Ziglar

34. “Every obnoxious act is a cry for help.” – Zig Ziglar

35. “You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.” – Zig Ziglar

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

37. “When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born.” – Zig Ziglar

38. “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” – Zig Ziglar

39. “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

40. “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar

41. “When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference.” – Zig Ziglar

42. “Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute.” – Zig Ziglar

43. “The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations.” – Zig Ziglar

44. “Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand-new day.” – Zig Ziglar

45. “You don’t drown by falling into water. You only drown if you stay there.” – Zig Ziglar

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

47. “The top salesperson in the organization probably missed more sales than 90% of the sales people on the team, but they also made more calls than the others made.” – Zig Ziglar

48. “Now’s the best time you’ll ever have in life to get ahead!” – Zig Ziglar

49. “Whether it’s eight o’clock in the morning or eight o’clock at night, I always try to greet others before they have a chance to speak to me.” – Zig Ziglar

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

51. “If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

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

56. “Only men of character are trusted.” – Zig Ziglar

57. “I’ve got to confess I’m a pragmatic optimist myself.” – Zig Ziglar

58. “True success has more components than one sentence or idea can contain.” – Zig Ziglar

59. “Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.” – Zig Ziglar

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

61. “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

62. “A plan is always successful if the plan is good.” – Zig Ziglar

63. “To be candid, some people have given positive thinking a bad name. I can’t stand to hear some gung-ho individual say that with positive thinking you can just do ‘anything.’ If you think about that one for a moment, you recognize the absurdity of it.” – Zig Ziglar

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

65. “Personal discipline, when it becomes a way of life in our personal, family, and career lives, will enable us to do some incredible things.” – Zig Ziglar

66. “It’s absolutely true that unless you can instill discipline upon yourself, you will never be able to lead others.” – Zig Ziglar

67. “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

68. “Some people do really find fault like there’s a reward for it.” – Zig Ziglar

69. “The first step in solving a problem is to recognize that it does exist.” – Zig Ziglar

70. “Every choice you make has an end result.” – Zig Ziglar

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

72. “Honesty and integrity are by far the most important assets of an entrepreneur.” – Zig Ziglar

73. “Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.” – Zig Ziglar

74. “You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.” – Zig Ziglar

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

76. “People are basically the same the world over. Everybody wants the same things – to be happy, to be healthy, to be at least reasonably prosperous, and to be secure. They want friends, peace of mind, good family relationships, and hope that tomorrow is going to be even better than today.” – Zig Ziglar

77. “Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.” – Zig Ziglar

78. “I read the paper every day and the Bible every day; that way I know what both sides are up to.” – Zig Ziglar

79. “The problem is not getting rid of fear, but using it properly.” – Zig Ziglar

80. “Be there for your kids. Later, when you need them, they’ll be there for you.” – Zig Ziglar

81. “You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.” – Zig Ziglar

82. “Profitability comes from loyalty, productivity, and having a character base from which to work.” – Zig Ziglar

83. “A productive employee who is kept busy working at his or her job is far more likely to be happy at that job and less likely to look for employment elsewhere.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

87. “Research indicates that employees have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.” – Zig Ziglar

88. “Goals enable you to do more for yourself and others, too.” – Zig Ziglar

89. “Take time to be kind and to say ‘thank you.'” – Zig Ziglar

90. “Being productive gives people a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that loafing never can.” – Zig Ziglar

91. “At 25, I was in the audience of my first professional speaker, Bob Bales. His presentation got my attention. I had never seen anyone having so much fun ‘at work’ and getting paid for it!” – Zig Ziglar

92. “I’m a constant learner. You need to be a constant student because things change and you have to change and grow. And I emphasize the word ‘grow.'” – Zig Ziglar

93. “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

94. “The relationships we have with people are extremely important to success on and off the job.” – Zig Ziglar

95. “People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace.” – Zig Ziglar

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

97. “You’ve got to be before you can do and do before you can have.” – Zig Ziglar

98. “When you make a promise, keep it.” – Zig Ziglar

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

100. “All one needs to do is read – books, magazines, research the Internet – and pay attention to the influencers in their lives to discover the myriad people of strong moral character who have and still are making positive, meaningful contributions and differences in our world.” – Zig Ziglar

101. “If you want to earn more, learn more.” – Zig Ziglar

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