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50 Motivational Sales Quotes To Help You Land The Sale

Motivational Sales Quotes

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I’ve put together 50 of the the greatest motivational sales quotes from successful entrepreneurs and top innovators to motivate your team. As you go through this list, write down the ones that speak to you most. Post them above your desk, on the refrigerator, or on your business’ website.

You’ve got this.


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

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

3. “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

4.  “Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.” – George Van Valkenburg

5. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

6. “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

7. “Timid salesmen have skinny kids.” – Zig Ziglar

8. “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

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

10. “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – Josh Billings

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

12. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

13. “Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.” – Christian Nestell Bovee

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

15. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” – Beverly Sills

16. “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

17. It’s easier to explain price once than to apologize for quality forever. – Zig Ziglar

18. “Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.” – Frank Zappa

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

20. “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

21. “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.” – Zig Ziglar

22. “As you travel down life’s highway…whatever be your goal, you cannot sell a doughnut without acknowledging the hole.” – Harold J. Shayler

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

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

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

Motivating Sales Quotes

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

27. “Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude.” – Ralph Marston

28. “Your competition is EVERYTHING else your prospect could conceivably spend their money on.” – Don Coope

29. “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

30. “Prospecting – Find the man with the problem.” – Ben Friedman

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

32. “Money is good for bribing yourself through the inconveniences of life.” – Gottfried Reinhardt

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

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

35. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

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

37. “Some men see things as they are and ask why…I dream of things that never were and ask why not?” – Robert Kennedy

38. “People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” – Earl Nightingale

39. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt

40. “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

41. “There are no gains without pains.” – Benjamin Franklin

42. “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

43. “The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you.” – Anita Roddick

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

45. “Live out of your imagination, not your history.” – Stephen Covey

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

47. “Confidence and enthusiasm are the greatest sales producers in any kind of economy.” – O. B. Smith

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

49. Quality begins on the inside… and then works its way out. – Bob Moawad

50. “Never, never, never quit.” – Winston Churchill

About Ryan James

Half hardworking hermit, half avid adventurer, Ryan founded Startup Savant to simplify entrepreneurship and pay it forward by donating a portion of all revenue to support children's education via DonorsChoose.org.