Zig Ziglar Quotes

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Zig Ziglar
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Zig Ziglar
Every obnoxious act is a cry for help.
Zig Ziglar (Top Performance, 1986)
Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.
Zig Ziglar
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 (Over the Top, 1994)
If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost. 
Zig Ziglar (See You at the Top, 1975)
You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations. 
Zig Ziglar (Top Performance, 1986)
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Zig Ziglar
Obstacles are the things we see when we take our eyes off our goals.
Zig Ziglar
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
Zig Ziglar
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
Zig Ziglar (See You at the Top, 1975)
People don't buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.
Zig Ziglar (Secrets of Closing the Sale, 2004)
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. 
Zig Ziglar
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. 
Zig Ziglar
Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You're the only one who can do it permanently.
Zig Ziglar
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
Zig Ziglar
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 (See You at the Top, 1975)
A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.
Zig Ziglar (See You at the Top, 1975)
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
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Zig Ziglar (Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World, 1985)
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
Zig Ziglar (See You at the Top, 1975)
Our children are our only hope for the future,
But we are their only hope for their present and their future.
Zig Ziglar (Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World, 1985)
Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give him yours.
Zig Ziglar
Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do the things you need to do when you need to them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do them!
Zig Ziglar (Over the Top, 1994)
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
Zig Ziglar
If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner. 
Zig Ziglar
Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
Zig Ziglar
The more you express gratitude for what you have the more you will have to express gratitude for.
Zig Ziglar (Over the Top, 1994)
People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace. 
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Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running.
Zig Ziglar
You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
Zig Ziglar (Ziglar on Selling, 2007)
It’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.
Zig Ziglar (Staying Up, Up, Up in a Down, Down, World, 2004)
There are seldom, if ever, any hopeless situations, but there are many people who lose hope in the face of some situations.
Zig Ziglar (See You at the Top, 1975)
The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.
Zig Ziglar (See You at the Top, 1975)
Obviously, there is little you can learn from doing nothing.
Zig Ziglar (See You at the Top, 1975)
Motivating gets you going and habit gets you there. Make motivating a habit and you will get there more quickly and have more fun on the trip.
Zig Ziglar (Better Than Good, 2006)
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
You cannot solve a problem until you acknowledge that you have one and accept responsibility for solving it.
Zig Ziglar (Over the Top, 1994)
Too many people spend more time planning how to get the job than on how to become productive and successful in that job.
Zig Ziglar
Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands. 
Zig Ziglar (See You at the Top, 1975)
Ambition, fueled by compassion, wisdom and integrity, is a powerful force for good that will turn the wheels of industry and open the doors of opportunity for you and countless others.
Zig Ziglar (Over the Top, 1994)
You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
Zig Ziglar
Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the "gotta have it" scale.
Zig Ziglar
If we don't start, it’s certain we can't arrive.
Zig Ziglar (See You at the Top, 1975)
Success is not a destination, it's a journey.
Zig Ziglar (See You at the Top, 1975)
Of all the "attitudes" we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.
Zig Ziglar
When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.
Zig Ziglar (Over the Top, 1994)
Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.
Zig Ziglar
Remember there is plenty of room at the top-but not enough to sit down.
Zig Ziglar
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
Every choice you make has an end result. 
Zig Ziglar (Over the Top, 1994)


Zig Ziglar Biography

Born: November 6, 1926

Zig Ziglar is an American author, businessman and speaker. He has published 10 books and other works. He is often a quoted author especially for his motivational quotations.

Notable Works

See You at the Top (1975)
Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World (1985)
Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others. (1986)
Over the Top (1994)
Success for Dummies (2003)
Better Than Good: Creating a Life You Can't Wait to Live. (2006)
Embrace the Struggle: Living Life on Life's Terms. (2009)

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Misattributed Quotes
You don't drown by falling in water; you only drown if you stay there.
Cavett Rovert, Zig Ziglar quoting his friend Cavett Robert in, See You at the Top.
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
Joyce Brothers, Zig Ziglar has quoted Dr. Brothers many times and he specifically says that this quote is said by Joyce Brothers.