Sales Inspirational Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sales inspirational quotes, sales inspirational sayings, and sales inspirational proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Sales don't always have anything to do with good or brilliant or original. Sales are about appeal.     

M. J. Rose

For every sale you miss because you're too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you're not enthusiastic enough.     

Zig Ziglar

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

Keep asking until you find the answers. In sales, there are usually four or five no's to before you get a yes.     

Jack Canfield

The best salespeople know that their expertise can become their enemy in selling. At the moment they are tempted to tell the buyer what ‘he needs to do,' they instead offer a story about a peer of the buyer.     

Mike Bosworth

Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.     

Zig Ziglar

Approach each customer with the idea of helping him or her to solve a problem or achieve a goal, not of selling a product or service.     

Brian Tracy

In sales, it's not what you say; it's how they perceive what you say.     

Jeffrey Gitomer

Become the person who would attract the results you seek.     

Jim Cathcar

Keep Yourself Positive, Cheerful And Goal-Oriented. Sales Success Is 80% Attitude And Only 20% Aptitude.     

Brian Tracy

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.     

David Ogilvy

Merely satisfying customers will not be enough to earn their loyalty. Instead, they must experience exceptional service worthy of their repeat business and referral. Understand the factors that drive this customer revolution.     

Rick Tate

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.     

Nikos Kazantzakis

Success is the culmination of failures, mistakes, false starts, confusion, and the determination to keep going anyway.     

Nick Gleason

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

Patricia Fripp

A goal is a dream with a deadline.     

Napolean Hill

Most people think ‘selling' is the same as ‘talking'. But the most effective salespeople know that listening is the most important part of their job.     

Roy Bartell

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.     

Og Mandino

A smart salesperson listens to emotions not facts.     

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There's no lotion or potion that will make sales faster and easier for you unless your potion is hard work.     

Jeffrey Gitomer

You don't need a big close as many sales Reps believe. you risk losing your customer when you save all the good stuff for the end. Keep the customer actively involved throughout your presentation, And watch your results improve.     

Harvey Mackay

It's not about having the right opportunities. It's about handling the opportunities right.     

Mark Hunter

Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect.     

William Clement Stone

Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.     

Sam Levenson

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.     

Vince Lombardi

90 percent of selling is conviction and 10 percent is persuasion.     

Shiv Khera

Sales is not about selling anymore but building trust and educating.     

Siva Devaki

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.     

Oprah Winfrey

Every sales manager knows they need a solid plan, the right people, and a pipeline to be successful. But successful sales managers learn to balance the three.     

Whit Gaither

Keep your sales pipeline full by prospecting continuously. Always have more people to see than you have time to see them.     

Brian Tracy