30 Inspiring Zig Ziglar Quotes You Need to Hear Today

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Pamela Vaughan
Pamela Vaughan


Who is Zig Ziglar? He was one of the all-time sales greats. Ziglar authored more than 29 sales and motivational books, including See You at the Top and Over the Topover his 50-plus-year career.

Although Ziglar passed away a few years ago, his infectious spirit lives on through his work, and he's inspired thousands in the sales profession.

I've compiled a list of some of our favorite Zig Ziglar quotes that any salesperson, marketer, or businessperson can learn from. Bookmark this page so you can get a dose of inspiration when you're feeling low or frustrated.

The Best Zig Ziglar Quotes

Quotes by Zig Ziglar on failure

1) "Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night." (Tweet This Quote)

2) "If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost." (Tweet This Quote)

3) “Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker." (Tweet This Quote)

4) "Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come." (Tweet This Quote)

Quotes by Zig Ziglar on sales

5) "People don't buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons." (Tweet This Quote)

6) "Your business is never really good or bad 'out there.' Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears." (Tweet This Quote)

7) "Every sale has five basic obstacles: No need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust." (Tweet This Quote)

8) "Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business." (Tweet This Quote)

9) "Timid salesmen have skinny kids." (Tweet This Quote)

10) "For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough." (Tweet This Quote)

11) "Stop selling. Start helping." (Tweet This Quote)

Quotes by Zig Ziglar on goals

12) "A goal properly set is halfway reached." (Tweet This Quote)

13) "If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal." (Tweet This Quote)

14) "If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time." (Tweet This Quote)

15) "When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there." (Tweet This Quote)

16) "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." (Tweet This Quote)

Quotes by Zig Ziglar on motivation

17) "Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running." (Tweet This Quote)

18) “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing -- that’s why we recommend it daily.” (Tweet This Quote)

19) "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." (Tweet This Quote)

20) "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude." (Tweet This Quote)

21) "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." (Tweet This Quote)

22) "Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful." (Tweet This Quote)

23) "Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life." (Tweet This Quote)

24) "It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference." (Tweet This Quote)

Quotes by Zig Ziglar on winning

25) "If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner." (Tweet This Quote)

26) "Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hour days." (Tweet This Quote)

27) "Every choice you make has an end result." (Tweet This Quote)

28) "You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want." (Tweet This Quote)

29) "You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win." (Tweet This Quote)

30) "Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes." (Tweet This Quote)

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