Zig Ziglar beautiful inspirational quotes


Reading inspirational words can be life changing. No wonder that motivational speakers are sought after to influence people. One famous motivational trainor is Zig Ziglar who was a champion salesman before he ventured to be a master motivator.

Zig Ziglar wrote 25 books of which 10 are best sellers.

His quotes has been compiled and here is a good read of some of his famous words.

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“When you put faith, hope and love together you can raise positive kids in a negative world.”

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

“You don’t “pay the price” for success – you enjoy the benefits of success.”

“Opportunity does not lie in the job; it lies in the individual who looks at the possibilities instead of the problems.”

“Don’t become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific. ”

“The fastest way to success is to replace bad habits with good habits.”

“Realistically, most locked doors are in your mind. ”

“If you learn from defeat, then you haven’t really lost.”

“Defeat is an inevitable part of life, especially on our success journey. Learn how to handle defeat, and how to remain motivated when all hope seems lost.”

“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. ”

“End the day with gratitude. There is someone, somewhere that has less than you.”

“The basic goal-reaching principle is to understand that you go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will always be able to see farther. ”

“Feeding and exercising your mind and body correctly unleashes your full potential. ”

“Money won’t make you happy…but everybody wants to find out for themselves.”

“Make failure your TEACHER, not your UNDERTAKER. ”

“You don’t drown by falling in water, you only drown if you stay there. ”

“Trust is the byproduct of integrity.”

“Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand-new day and it’s yours! ”

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

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

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

“There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.”

“The more you complain about your problems, the more problems you will have to complain about.”

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

“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. It’s an awesome responsibility.”

“Positive thinking will let you use the abilities, training and experience you have.”

“You don’t build a business –you build people– and then people build the business.”

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

“How you see your future is much more important than what has happened in your past.”

“You can build a successful career, regardless of your field of endeavor, by the dozens of little things you do on and off the job.”

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

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else.”

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

“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.”

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

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

“Far too many people have no idea what they can do because all they’ve been told is what they can’t do.”

“Take one cup of love, two cups of loyalty, three cups of forgiveness, four quarts of faith and one barrel of laughter. Take love and loyalty and mix them thoroughly with faith; blend with tenderness, kindness and understanding. Add friendship and hope. Sprinkle abundantly with laughter.”

“Fear is faith in reverse.”

“It’s not what happens to you that matters, it’s how you respond to what happens to you that makes a difference.”

“You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.”

“Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.”

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

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”

“Remember, you can earn more money, but when time is spent, it’s gone forever.”

“Worry is interest paid before it’s due.”

“Husbands and wives have fun with each other! I’m convinced it makes all the difference in the world.”

“When you choose to be pleasant and positive in the way you treat others, you have also chosen, in most cases, how you are going to be treated by others.”

“I’ve got to say no to the good so I can say yes to the best.”

“The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.”

“What you do today can change all the tomorrows of your life.”

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

“It’s easier to explain price once than to apologize for quality forever.”

“Money will buy you a bed, but not a good night’s sleep, a house, but not a home, a companion, but not a friend.”

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

“Other people and things can stop you temporarily. You’re the only one who can do it permanently.”

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

“When you do the right things in the right way, you have nothing to lose because you have nothing to fear.”

“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.”

“You cannot tailor make the situations in life, but you can tailor make the attitudes to fit those situations before they arise.”

“You are a success when you have made friends with your past, are focused on the present, and are optimistic about your future.”

“Success is not measured by what you do compared to what others do. It is measured by what you do with the ability God gave you.”

“Success is not a destination, it’s a journey.”

“My advice to public speakers: PREPARE extensively every time… and be funny.”

“Most of us would be upset if we were accused of being “silly.” But the word “silly” comes from the old English word “selig,” and its literal definition is “to be blessed, happy, healthy and prosperous.””

“God doesn’t call us to be successful; He calls us to be significant.”

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

“You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”

“There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.”

“People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.”

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

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

“If you can dream it, you can achieve it.”






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