Zig Ziglar Quotes

"A goal properly set is halfway reached."

"Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street."

"Every choice you make has an end result."

"The fear of loss is greater than the desire for gain."

"There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic."

"A fair weather friend is always there when he needs you."

"You are the only person on earth who can use your ability."

"The price of success is much lower than the price of failure."

“Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.”

"A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job"

"He helps others most, who shows them how to help themselves."

"Building a better you is the first step to building a better America."

"It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference."

"Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes."

"It's true- spectacular preparation precedes spectacular performance."

"You have to ''be'' before you can ''do,'' and do before you can ''have.''

"Experience is a hard teacher; it gives the test first, the lesson afterward."

"Fortunately, you already have every characteristic necessary for success."

"People forget price, but they'll never forget poor quality or a poor choice."

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

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."

"You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself."

"It's your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitude."

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

"When you respond to life, that's positive; when you react to life, that's negative."

"Life really is like a grindstone in that it will either grind you down or polish you up."

"People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace."

"You can't hit a target you cannot see, and you cannot see a target you do not have."

"Success and happiness are not destinations, they are exciting, never-ending journeys."

"Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust."

"Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart."

"Some of us learn from other people's mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people."

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

"Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage"


"People forget how quickly you completed a job, but they will remember how well you did it."

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

"You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want."

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."

"You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations."

"The difference between a big shot and a little shot is that a big shot's just a little shot that kept on shooting."

"Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side."

"Some people think that all the world should share their misfortunes, though they do not share in the sufferings of any one else."

"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."

"The word trust includes "us." A bond must be formed between you and the prospect before anything significant will be bought or sold."

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

"If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments."

"Actually, salespeople are problem solvers. If you've got the solution to the prospect's problem and he doesn't buy from you then he, far more than you, is the loser."

"This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward."

Compiled by Thomas George