50 Classic Zig Ziglar Quotes

Zig Ziglar is the author of 33 books, including his top selling book “See You At The Top” which sold over 1.7 million copies. Here are 50 classic Zig Ziglar quotes:

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

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

3. “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.”

4. “Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.”

5. “There is little you can learn from doing nothing.”

6. “Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.”

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

8. “The way you see people is the way you treat them.”

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

10. “Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.”

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

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

13. “You can succeed at almost anything for which you have unbridled enthusiasm.”

14. “Ask yourself a question: Is my attitude worth catching?”

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

16. “There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.”

17. “Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”

18. “Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.”

19. “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.”

20th Zig Ziglar Quote – “You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.”

21. “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.”

22. “The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for”

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

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

25. “Failure is an event not a person.”

26. “Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough.”

27. “Make today worth remembering.”

28. “Every choice you make has an end result.”

29. “Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don’t hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.”

30. “The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now”

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

32. “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.”

33. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

34. “Every obnoxious act is a cry for help.”

35. “The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.”

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

37. “Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.”

38. “If standard of living is your major objective, quality of life almost never improves, but if quality of life is your number one objective, your standard of living almost always improves.”

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

40th Zig Ziglar Quote – “If you’re sincere, praise is effective. If you’re insincere, it’s manipulative.”

41. “You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.”

42. “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

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

44. “Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it’s free-but it can’t go anywhere.”

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

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

47. “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.”

48. “Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.”

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

50. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.”