Sales Quotes

Sales Quotes

Motivation is a key success factor for sales, so we’ve compiled this list of great sales quotes below. Feel free to bookmark this post as well so that next time you need a break or a bit of motivation, you can reference these sales quotes again.

Great Sales Quotes:

Confidence and enthusiasm are the greatest sales producers in any kind of economy.
-O. B. Smith

If you’re a gifted flirt, talking about the price of eggs will do as well as any other subject.
-Mignon McLaughlin

Don’t sell life insurance. Sell what life insurance can do.
-Ben Feldman

If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.
-Bob Hooey

The key is not to call the decision maker. The key is to have the decision maker call you.
-Jeffrey Gitomer

Timid salesmen have skinny kids.
-Zig Ziglar

If you work just for money, you’ll never make it. But if you love what you are doing,and always put the customer first, success will be yours.
-Ray Kroc

To succeed in sales, simply talk to lots of people every day. And here’s what’s exciting – there are lots of people!
-Jim Rohn

We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
-Alexis de Tocqueville

To speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
-Ben Jonson

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
-John D. Rockefeller

Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect.
-William Clement Stone

The secret of man’s success resides in his insight into the moods of people, and his tact in dealing with them.
-J. G. Holland

Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.
-Terry Pratchett

How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.
-Gilbert K. Chesterton

A salesman, like the storage battery in your car, is constantly discharging energy. Unless he is recharged at frequent intervals he soon runs dry. This is one of the greatest responsibilities of sales leadership.
-R. H. Grant

What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient but restless mind, of sacrificing one’s ease or vanity, or uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.
-Victor Cherbuliez

Nobody counts the number of ads you run; they just remember the impression you make.
-William Bernbach

Forget about the business outlook, be on the outlook for business.
-Paul J. Meyer

You don’t close a sale, you open a relationship if you want to build a long-term, successful enterprise.
-Patricia Fripp

The sale begins when the customer says yes.
-Harvey MacKay

Internalize the Golden Rule of sales that says: All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like and trust.
-Bob Burg

Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.
-Malcolm Forbes

Everyone lives by selling something.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard.
-Estée Lauder

A smart salesperson listens to emotions not facts.
-Unknown

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

In sales there are going to be times when you can’t make everyone happy. Don’t expect to and you won’t be disappointed. Just do your best for each client in each situation as it arises. Then, learn from each situation how to do it better the next time.
-Tom Hopkins

Always be closing…That doesn’t mean you’re always closing the deal, but it does mean that you need to be always closing on the next step in the process.
-Shane Gibson

A good ad which is not run never produces sales.
-Leo Burnett

Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write. It’s the first impression and will either open the door or close it. It’s that important, so don’t mess it up. Mine took 17 drafts and two weeks to write.
-Nicholas Sparks

It is not your customer’s job to remember you. It is your obligation and responsibility to make sure they don’t have the chance to forget you.
-Patricia Fripp

We hope these sales quotes get you charged up for the next meeting, the next call or the next sale. Until next time, keep your sales in Overdrive!

48 Comments

  1. Jason Neal

    Rember when prospects are few.
    You may not be able to squeeze water out of a rock, but if you dig deep enough you may find a diamond!

  2. Jeri Nicholson

    “Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion.
    You must set yourself on fire.” ~ Arnold H. Glasow

  3. don’t follow success, try to be excellent and success will follow you..

  4. Vanessa

    “You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you’re willing to pay the price.”~Mary Kay Ash

  5. Jason Alan

    Love these types of quotes! Very helpful!

  6. Jordan

    You write some great blog posts. Thanks!

  7. Being consistent, tenacious, dedicated and most importantly enjoying what you are and do are the basic essentials, coupled with the ability to be able to think laterally and when required, “outside the box” may not be a “light your Fire” assessment or motivator of what we do but they are the foundation blocks of all good sales professionals.

  8. RAJESHKHANNA

    Quotes are effective provided you put them in action.

  9. Lonnie

    Good fun!

  10. Sharita Lanzillotti

    I’m happy to read these. This is the type of post that makes a business or corporate website more fun.

  11. Tiffany Pascoe

    Good sales quotes, thanks.

  12. Claire Juedes

    Absolutely love love the sales quotes, keep it up.

  13. Gaurav

    “Being wise in sales = Listening to your customer”

  14. Monte Baily

    Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this website. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s hard to get that “perfect balance” between usability and visual appearance. I must say you’ve done a amazing job with this. Also, the blog loads extremely fast for me on Safari. Exceptional Blog!

  15. George Emetuche

    In Sales, you sell yourself first to the prospect before selling the product. The prospect is more interested in who he is seeing than in the product he is yet to buy.

  16. Wendy Shallow

    “To fail is to discover new beginnings.” It’s all about making the calls.

  17. Randy Balderson

    A goal with out a plan, is just a dream.

  18. Patty Ward

    Good post. I learn something new and challenging on your sales blogs I’ve stumbled upon on
    a regular basis. It’s useful to read through content from other sales pros and practice a little something from other methodologies.

  19. Matthew

    “Talent without action is the recipe for failure. A poor salesmen tells of his talent with words; however, a great salesman shows his talent with what he does.”

    • Just believe that you can do it. Read siteors of people who lose weight because of their perseverance and with this, inspire you to do better. Have your support group so that you’ll keep on track. As long as you know you can do it, you can.

  20. ”Nothing happens until somebody sells something. ” – Arthur Motley
    I love that, My favorite sales quote.

  21. My sales manager at Nextel years ago said,

    “If you ain’t out selling ; you’re being outsold”

    I love it because it’s seems if you put enough prospecting in , everything else takes care of itself!!

    Chad Ellis
    Dallas , Tx

  22. Adam Smtih

    “Set yourself a higher target than the one you are trying to achive and you will develope the skills necessary to overcome the original challange”

    • Wow I like it :)

      • “Your life is an island sertapaed from all other islands and continents. Regardless of how many boats you send to other shores or how many ships arrive upon your shores, you yourself are an island sertapaed by its own pains, secluded in its happiness” Kahlil Gibran

        “There are stars who’s light only reaches the earth long after they have fallen appart. There are people who’s remembrance gives light in this world, long after they have passed away. This light shines in our darkest nights on the road we must follow.” The Talmud

        “Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life” Oscar Wilde

        “I love hearts. They are symbols for life, love and humanity.” Ville Valo

        “You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.” H. Jackson Brown Jr.

        “The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever.” Anatole France

        “Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

        “Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty.” Aristotle

        “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” Vince Lombardi

        “Men come together in cities in order to live: they remain together in order to live the good life” Aristotle

  23. Don’t get too greedy. Pigs get fat but Hogs get slaughtered

    • Justice

      Life is short. The path you walk on is not straight, there are curevs, loops, dead ends, and obstacles; And sometimes, it branches off into different directions. It’s up to you to decide where you should go, how you will get there, what you will do Then do it. Every good thing comes with a price. Life is like a coin, you can only spend it once, and then it’s gone forever.

  24. Virtual World

    very nice blog!!

  25. If you don’t appreciate the needs of a customer, you are not taking care of them. If you aren’t taking care of them, you are not selling to them.

    • Hey guys everything is looking awesome! I just wanted to say you are doing a great job, and thanks for all the valuable information, support and most of all great training!

  26. GRACE VITUG

    Very inspiring!

  27. Glenn Garry – glenn Ross, keep them coming !!

  28. Success is not determined by positive thinking or passion. It’s simple, hard work and expertise. An expert without hard work will fail. Someone who works hard but has no expertise will fail. Combine the two and you will succeed. Forget the rest of the rubbish, it’s all nonesense:

  29. DAYASHANKAR RAI

    Everyone has to sell its part of life

  30. Dan McGuigan

    “Always run the race that is set before you.”

    “Expect nothing but good and nothing but good will happen”

  31. Aamir Javed

    Failures teach you the art of having success.

  32. mj khadim

    You are very correct because more than 85% prospect buy on emotion…

  33. May Belle

    Hola! I’ve been reading your site for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Huffman Tx! Just wanted to tell you keep up the fantastic job!

  34. Sir Joshua Burton-Chadwick

    “The speed at which you move forward is directly dictated by the speed you let go.”

  35. Brian

    “It’s not what you know, but what you do with what you know”

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