55 Best Zig Ziglar Quotes for a Positive Outlook on Life

Zig Ziglar was a renowned American author, salesman, and motivational speaker who inspired millions of people through his words and wisdom. The powerful messages and quotes by Zig Ziglar about self-improvement, success, and happiness continue to resonate with people across generations.

Today, we have compiled some of the best Zig Ziglar quotes that will motivate and inspire you to reach your full potential. Whether you’re looking to boost your confidence, overcome obstacles, or simply stay motivated, these quotes will help you stay focused and determined.

So, sit back, relax, and let Zig Ziglar’s words of wisdom inspire you to be the best version of yourself.

I hope you enjoy these Zig Ziglar quotes…


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

2) “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar

3) “Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.” – Zig Ziglar

4) “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

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

6) “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

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

8) “The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.” – Zig Ziglar

9) “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.” – Zig Ziglar

10) “If you can dream it, you can achieve it.” – Zig Ziglar

11) “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

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

13) “Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.” – Zig Ziglar

14) “F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

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

19) “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

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

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

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

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

24) “Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.” – Zig Ziglar

25) “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

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

27) “It makes no difference where you go, there you are. And it makes no difference what you have, there’s always more to want. Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy because of what you have.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

31) “Make today worth remembering.” – Zig Ziglar

32) “Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they’re on the same side.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

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

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

38) “Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

41) “Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

44) “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

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

46) “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

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

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

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

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

51) “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

52) “Yes, it’s absolutely true that anything worth doing is worth doing poorly – until you can learn to do it well.” – Zig Ziglar

53) “Yesterday ended last night.  Today is a brand-new day and it’s yours.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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