115 Best Zig Ziglar Inspirational Quotes on Success, Gratitude, Leadership, and

Zig Ziglar is one of the most recognized American authors and motivational speakers of our times. He inspired more than 250 million people worldwide through more than 30 books specializing in personal development and self-improvement.

Ziglar’s unique style of delivery and powerful words influenced individuals to be more positive and goal-oriented.

Zig Ziglar passed away in 2012, but his work and words of wisdom still live with us and will continue to do so. Below is a collection of his famous quotes that’ll help you with your goals, keep you motived, and help you stay positive.

Here is 115 Zig Ziglar quotes that’ll help you succeed

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

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

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

4. “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

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

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

7. “You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17. “Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” – Zig Ziglar

18. “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

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

20. “Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30. “Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running.” – Zig Ziglar

31. “Go as far as you can see and you will see further.” – Zig Ziglar

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

33. “You can succeed at almost anything for which you have unbridled enthusiasm.” – Zig Ziglar

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

35. “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” – Zig Ziglar

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

37. “Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.” – Zig Ziglar

38. “You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.” – Zig Ziglar

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

40. “Encouragement is the fuel on which hope runs.” – Zig Ziglar

41. “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember – the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar

42. “A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.” – Zig Ziglar

43. “Don’t become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

47. “Make today worth remembering.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

50. “I believe success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.” – 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. “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

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

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

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

56. “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

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

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

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

60. “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

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

62. “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

63. “Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you experience. Worst people give you a lesson. And the best people give you memories.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

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

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

69. “Stop selling. Start helping.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

78. “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

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

80. “When you do more than you’re paid for. Eventually, you’ll be paid for more than you do.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

92. “You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

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

97. “The great majority of people are wandering generalities rather than meaningful specifics. The fact is that you can’t hit a target that you can’t see. If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. You have to have goals.” – Zig Ziglar

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

99. “You are the only person on earyh who can use your ability.” – Zig Ziglar

100. “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

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

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

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

104. “There are not traffic jams on the extra mile.” – Zig Ziglar

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

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

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

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

109. “Attitude, not aptitude, determines altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

110. “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

111. “Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people.” – Zig Ziglar

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

113. “The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for.” – Zig Ziglar

114. “Some people find fault like there is a reward for it.” – Zig Ziglar

115. “FEAR has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” – Zig Ziglar

We hope that this list of Zig Ziglar quotes have inspired and help you continue towards the goals. Remember that “success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination”.