Hilary Hinton ‘Zig’ Ziglar was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker. Between 1943 and 1945, he participated in the Navy V-12 Navy College Training Program at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He dropped out of college in 1947 and moved to Lancaster, where he took up a job as a salesman with the WearEver Cookware Company. While working at the company, he became interested in self-help and motivational speaking, and began giving speeches of his own. He was a charter member in the establishment of American Salesmasters in 1963. He founded the Zigmanship Institute. His first book, See You at the Top, was rejected 39 times before it was published in 1975. EliteColumn presents a list of fascinating Zig Ziglar quotes.

65 Inspirational Zig Ziglar Quotes

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1. “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

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

3. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

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

5. “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

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

7. “Success comes when opportunity meets preparation.” Zig Ziglar

8. “Moving from survival to stability, from stability to success, from success to significance.” Zig Ziglar

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

10. “Make today worth remembering.” Zig Ziglar

11. “Stop selling. Start helping.” Zig Ziglar

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12. “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

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

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

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

16. “If you aim at nothing, you will hit every time.” Zig Ziglar

17. “The world’s most deadly disease is hardening of the attitudes.” Zig Ziglar

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

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

20. “Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient and the best things come to those who don’t give up.” Zig Ziglar

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

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

23. “Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?” Zig Ziglar

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

25. “A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” Zig Ziglar

26. “The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.” Zig Ziglar

27. “Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.” Zig Ziglar

28. “True joy comes when you inspire, encourage, and guide someone else on a path that benefits him or her.” Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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35. “The one thing coaches cannot tolerate… is the individual who grows arrogant because he excelled at a lower level and believes he has nothing else to learn.” – Zig Ziglar

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

37. “Hope is the power that gives a person the confidence to step out and try.” Zig Ziglar

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

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

40. “Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.” Zig Ziglar

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41. “Just saying you are better than good won’t make it so. But, when you understand what it takes to live the better than good life, and you apply yourself, your life will truly be better than good.” – Zig Ziglar

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

43. “Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running.” Zig Ziglar

44. “Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.” Zig Ziglar

45. “Put all excuses aside and remember this: You are capable.” Zig Ziglar

46. “You can start where you are with what you’ve got and go to wherever it is you want to go.” Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

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

51. “The greatest cause of a poor image is the absence of unconditional love.” Zig Ziglar

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52. “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

53. “There is little you can learn from doing nothing.” Zig Ziglar

54. “Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength.” Zig Ziglar

55. “You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop and use them.” Zig Ziglar

56. “Don’t let mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future.” Zig Ziglar

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

58. “Take time to be kind and to say thank you.” Zig Ziglar

59. “You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” Zig Ziglar

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

61. “Getting up and moving forward is a choice.” Zig Ziglar

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62. “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

63. “Lack of direction not lack of time is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” Zig Ziglar

64. “Happiness is the ability to move forward knowing the future will be better than the past.” Zig Ziglar

65. “Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion, and up with gratitude.” Zig Ziglar

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