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Quotes of the day: Zig Ziglar

Published Wednesday, November 06, 2013 @ 5:51 AM EST
Nov 06 2013

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (November 6, 1926 – November 28, 2012) was an American author, salesman, and motivational speaker. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A goal properly set is halfway reached.

A man or woman is seldom happy unless he or she is sustaining him or herself and making a contribution to others.

Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking tartar sauce with you.

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

Failure has been correctly identified as the line of least persistence.

Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.

Fewer people are bent from hard work than are crooked from avoiding it.

If you aim at nothing you will hit every time.

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.

If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.

Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hour days."

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

Others can stop you temporarily- you are the only one who can do it permanently.

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

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

Some people find fault like there's a reward for it.

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

The elevator to success is not running; you must climb the stairs.

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

There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.

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

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

When you do things the right way, you have nothing to lose because you have nothing to fear.

When you throw dirt at people, you're not doing a thing but losing ground.

Where you start is not as important as where you finish.

Worry is interest paid before it's due.

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

You can start where you are with what you've got and go to wherever it is you want to go.

You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.

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