The 50 Most Inspirational Sales Quotes EVER


“A good quote, read at the right time, has the power to do amazing things”

For all people working in sales, and that just doesn’t mean people with sales in their title, their jobs will generally include a lot of negativity. For each sale that they achieve, they would have had to pass hundreds of “NO’s”, plenty of objections, challenges and then after all of that, repeat that process all over again.

The funny thing is the majority of “successful” sales people would have gone through the same process. They didn’t just wake up successful, they worked hard through the objections, pushed passed the “NO’s” and kept on going until the reached the top.

Here are the most inspirational sales quotes ever to help you push further, to help you find the inspiration and strength to keep going, and to help you achieve that next sale.

The Most Inspirational Sales Quotes Ever

1) “To me, job titles don’t matter. Everyone is in sales. It’s the only way we stay in business”. – Harvey Mackay

2) “Lean in, speak out, have a voice in your organization, and never use the word ‘sorry.'” – Trish Bertuzzi

3) “What we dwell on is who we become.” – Oprah Winfrey

4) “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

5) “Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.” – Mary Kay Ash

6) “In sales, a referral is the key to the door of resistance.” – Bo Bennett

7) “People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.” – Zig Ziglar

8) “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” – Bob Hooey

9) “There’s no lotion or potion that will make sales faster and easier for you – unless your potion is hard work.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

10) “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

11) “You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. ” – Charles Robert Buxton

12) “Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.” – Zig Ziglar

13) “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

14) “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

15) “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect.” – William Clement Stone

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

17) “The questions you ask are more important than the things you could ever say.” – Tom Freese

18) “I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?” – Jill Konrath

19) “Your competition is EVERYTHING else your prospect could conceivably spend their money on.” – Don Cooper

20) “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

21) “Sales may lead to advertising as much as advertising leads to sales.” – Michael Schudson

22) “Every choice you make has an end result.” – Zig Ziglar

23) “Business is like riding a bicycle. Either you keep moving or you fall down.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

24) “I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation.” – Bo Bennett

25) “All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust.”
– Bob Burg

26) “Treat objections as requests for further information.”
– Brian Tracy

27) “Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him. Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.” – Karl Marx

28) “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour day.” – Zig Ziglar

29) “The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.”
–Napoleon Hill

30) “Ninety percent of selling is conviction and 10 percent is persuasion.”
–Shiv Khera

31) “Stop selling. Start helping.” – Zig Ziglar

32) “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

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

34) “The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” – Henry Ford

35) “The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse.” – John Mason

36) “In sales, it’s not what you say; it’s how they perceive what you say.”
Jeffrey Gitomer

37) “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognise them.” – Ann Landers

38) “The best sales questions have your expertise wrapped into them.” – Jill Konrath

39) “There is no prize in sales for second place. It’s win or nothing. The masters know this and strive for – they fight for – that winning edge.” – 
Jeffrey Gitomer

40) “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert Schuller

41) “Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

42) “Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.” – Brian Tracy

43) “The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!” – Marvin Phillips

44) “On any given Monday I am one sale closer and one idea away from being a Millionaire.” – Larry D. Turner

45) “A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something.” – Wilson Mizner

46) “Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” – Vince Lombardi

47) “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

48) “The key in mastering any kind of sales is switching statements about you and how great you are and what you do, to statements about them, and how great they are and how they will produce more and profit more from ownership of your product or service.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

49) “Make a customer, not a sale.” – Katherine Barchetti

50) “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

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