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.
Don’t sell life insurance. Sell what life insurance can do.
If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.
The key is not to call the decision maker. The key is to have the decision maker call you.
Timid salesmen have skinny kids.
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.
To succeed in sales, simply talk to lots of people every day. And here’s what’s exciting – there are lots of people!
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.
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.
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.
Nobody counts the number of ads you run; they just remember the impression you make.
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.
The sale begins when the customer says yes.
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.
Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.
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.
A smart salesperson listens to emotions not facts.
For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough.
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.
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.
A good ad which is not run never produces sales.
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.
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.
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!