This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Zig Ziglar: The Ultimate Motivational Man

Zig Ziglar has been in the business of motivational speaking since 1970, with an emphasis on Christian values.  He has spoken to and motivated millions on how to be successful in both life and business.

Here are some of his great quotes:

A goal properly set is halfway reached.

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

Every choice you make has an end result. Every obnoxious act is a cry for help.

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

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

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.

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

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.

If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.

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.

If you treat your wife like a thoroughbred, you'll never end up with a nag.

If you want to reach a goal, you must "see the reaching" in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.

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

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

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.

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

Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves.

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.

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

Remember that failure is an event, not a person.

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

Success is dependent upon the glands - sweat glands.

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

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

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

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

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.

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

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

You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.

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

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

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