These 39 Quotes About Sales Will Inspire the Hell Out of You

Everyone has good days and bad days. Whether you already feel like a million bucks and want to pump up your team or you’re struggling to pick yourself up after a harsh rejection, a little motivation can go a long way.

These 39 quotes about sales will inspire you to take control, encourage your team, and remind you why you do what you do - even on your most difficult days.

Motivational Quotes to Amp Up Your Sales Team

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

2. “Dream big! There are no limitations to how good you can become or how high you can rise except the limits you put on yourself.” – Brian Tracy

3. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

4. “Begin always expecting good things to happen.” – Tom Hopkins

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5. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.” – W. Clement Stone

6. "You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them." - Michael Jordan

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

8. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

9. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

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‍10. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

Inspirational Quotes to Help You Overcome Rejection

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‍11. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

12. “One of the best predictors of ultimate success … isn't natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections.” – Daniel H. Pink

13. "Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else." - Fred Rogers

14. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.” – David Brinkley

15. “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

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‍16. "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph." - Thomas Paine

17. "To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don't close a sale, open a relationship." – Patricia Fripp

18. "Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don't have the strength." - Teddy Roosevelt

19. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

20. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

Sales Wisdom that Reminds You to Focus on the Customer

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

22. “You have to drop your sales mentality and start working with your prospects as if they’ve already hired you.” — Jill Konrath

23. “Great salespeople are relationship builders who provide value and help their customers win.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

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‍24. “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

25. “Customers don’t care at all whether you close the deal or not. They care about improving their business.” – Aaron Ross

26. “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

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

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‍28. “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

Encouragement for Days When the Going Gets Tough

29. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

30. “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

31. "I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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‍32. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them” – Ann Landers

33. “The first part of success is ‘Get-to-it-iveness’; the second part of success is ‘Stick-to-it-iveness’.” — Orison Marden

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

35. "The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking." - Mia Hamm

36. "I'm not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions." – Stephen Covey

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‍37. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison

38. “Sales success comes after you stretch yourself past your limits on a daily basis.” – Omar Periu

39. "You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." – Aristotle

Do You Hear That? It’s Opportunity Calling!

So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and seize the sales opportunities you’ve been dreaming of! Or share this list with your team to spread the inspiration around. Either way, I hope these quotes have given you the fresh perspective, energy, and motivation needed to close more deals and land your next customer.

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