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Zig Ziglar became a business mentor to me starting in the 1991 when I read his book See You At The Top. It was at this time that I began my journey to mastering the art of networking and marketing. On November 28, 2012, although he had passed away, his teaching came alive for me once again and I realized that we are so very lucky to have so many  Zig Ziglar Books and quotes that he has left behind. When a person leaves so much valuable information behind, it is like they never really die. I am sure he would want us celebrating his journey and our own as we remember him.

Favorite Zig Ziglar Quotes

Here are some of Ziglar’s most celebrated quotes or as some say, Zigisms. May they inspire you and enrich your life.

On Mindset and Attitude

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

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

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

“You cannot tailor make the situations in life, but you can tailor make the attitudes to fit those situations before they arise.” ~ Zig Ziglar

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

“There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.” ~ Zig Ziglar

“We all need a daily check up from the neck up to avoid stinkin ‘thinkin’ which ultimately leads to hardening of the attitudes.”

Quotes about Success

“If you can dream it, then you can achieve it.” ~ Zig Ziglar

“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.” ~ Zig Ziglar

“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.” ~ Zig Ziglar

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

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

Quotes about Sales

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

“For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough.” ~ Zig Ziglar

“Timid salesmen have skinny kids.” ~ Zig Ziglar

Quotes about Relationships

“People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace.” ~ Zig Ziglar

“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.” ~ Zig Ziglar

“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.” ~ Zig Ziglar

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

More Resources for Quotes By Zig Ziglar

There are so many places online to find quotes. Here are a few that I love to refer to:



Motivating Quotes breaks them down by category.

 What are Your Favorite Zigisms?

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