Sales Sayings and Quotes

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


Sales professional is a profession deals with people, it's a people business not a selling job.     

Sivaprakash Sidhu

Numbers of sales do not correspond to numbers of readers.     

Michael Korda

The best sales questions have your expertise wrapped into them.     

Jill Konrath

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

William Clement Stone

Selling is a person-to-person business. You cannot send the sales manual out to make the sale. Sales manuals have no legs and no voice.     

Jim Rohn

Great sales people are relationship builders who provide value and help their customers win.     

Jeffrey Gitomer

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

Brian Tracy

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

Jeffrey Gitomer

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

Siva Devaki

In the sales profession, the real work begins after the sale is made.     

Brian Tracy

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

Sales is this cure all for this problem. Get people to give you their credit card and I guarantee you they're actually interested.     

Emmett Shear

If you are not moving closer to what you want in sales , you probably aren't doing enough asking.     

Jack Canfield

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

Best way to sell something; don't sell anything. Earn the awareness, respect, and trust of those who might buy.     

Rand Fishkin

A salesperson's ethics and values contribute more to sales success than do techniques or strategies.     

Ron Willingham

Positive, optimistic sales people sell more than pessimistic sales people.     

Martin Seligman

In sales, a referral is the key to the door of resistance.     

Bo Bennett

Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.     

Zig Ziglar

Sales success comes after you stretch yourself past your limits on a daily dasis.     

Omar Periu

A smart salesperson listens to emotions not fact.     

Zig Ziglar

The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.     

Oscar Wilde

Everything in life is a sale and everything you want is a commision.     

Anonymous

Sales is a business of relationships, and you must cultivate customers with tenderness and love, like cabbages in winter, even if the customer is an egomaniacal asshole you want to hit with a shovel.     

Max Barry

Sales may lead to advertising as much as advertising leads to sale.     

Michael Schudson

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

Shiv Khera

Sales is an outcome, not a goal. It's a function of doing numerous things right, starting from the moment you target a potential prospect until you finalize the deal.     

Jill Konrath

Selling is really about having conversations with people and helping improve their company or their life. If you look at it like that, selling is a very admirable thing to do.     

Lori Richardson

The key to mastering any kind of sales is switching statements about you – how great you are, and what you do – to statements about them.     

Jeffrey Gitomer

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

Jeffrey Gitomer