The 101 Best Sales Quotes Of All Time

If you can’t explain it simply, then you don’t understand it well enough [@Lipson_et_al-2014].

I am in a good mood, thanks for noticing.

It is hard to be a record-smashing salesperson since there is a lot of science behind what you do. The science explains the science of sales and how to be a successful record-breaking salesperson.

When things are tough, it is always a case of putting positive quotes into the forefront of your mind.


A friend of mine told me that I should do a post with the 101 best sales quotes of the day and well, here it is. Hope you like it.

101 Best Sales Quotes of All Time

It’s not unusual to hear that about sales. How many people have heard that before?
Sales can be a great indicator, but they are not a substitute for reading.
Readers are your most effective measure of success.

I believe this is a true statement. For the past 100 years, every time a new technology has come along and changed the world, sales continue to reach new highs. So for example, when the internet came along, and people were not used to buying things online, sales were low. But once the internet became the way people purchased, sales have only continued to increase since then.

And as that quote reminds me – there’s a better chance something bad will happen if you never expect it! If you expect the best, you’ll always get the best. If you expect the worst, that’s what you’ll get.

The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the product to others. We all sell ourselves first to other people, and people have been doing this since the beginning of time.

You are doing exactly the right thing. Even if it is difficult, it is the only way. You are seeing the world clearly – and it feels like a nightmare. But reality is a nightmare from which we must awaken. And when we do, it will be a very different world.
The end is coming. The earth is going to crack up. This is an incredible time to be alive.

The real business of business is to make people feel good about themselves.

Your competition doesn’t care if you are the best, they just want to beat you. You need to be better than the competition.

Advertisers spend vast amounts of money to create advertising campaigns. But a huge portion of this spent money is wasted, as it doesn’t lead to any conversions.

We all have 24 hour days. That is why we say that it is not time but that it is direction that is missing. It is important that you direct yourself.

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Sales is not always the result of hard work. As a matter of fact, in most of the cases, it is the other way around where sales reps will give a big effort to sell their product.

If you want to build long-term successful business relationships you must always open the relationship, not close it.

He loves to make sales in the art market. He thinks he’s making sales in the art market and he’s not. He really makes good money off of his art so that’s why he creates a huge buzz and people want to see his art.

If there’s a problem, you might need to convince people you’re right and that your solutions benefit people, and if that’s the case, people will be more likely to listen and consider your ideas.

You must always keep in mind that you don’t really own anything. You work for somebody. Your job is to build the best product or service for your employer. If, instead of doing that, you put your own interests or your own personal gain at the center of your life, you will end up hurting both your employer and your customers and yourself.

In 1970, McDonald’s was pretty good at delivering great sales. It would be nice to know how much of this is about the growth of the company and how much of it is about the quality of the product.

All things being equal, you should do business with, like, and trust those people you know, like, and trust.

If you’re constantly looking for someone to blame for your failures and rejections, it means you’re not getting the best advice and support. So, we’ll focus on learning from and working with others’ failures rather than being hard on ourselves.

We don’t expect much, but we prepare for everything that happens.

The most important thing in life is to speak what you feel. If you don’t think what you say is important, that’s a sure sign of deep emotional problems.

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Trust others because you give up control over your own actions and take some risk.


The original is a direct answer to the rhetorical question, “Who’s that in the chair behind his desk?”.
The paraphrase is an answer to the question, “Who is he?”.
So, the original is a response to a question (which is not a question directly), and the paraphrase is a response to an unclear question.
You may use the following structure to convey the same meaning with the same meaning of the original.

The reason why we make excuses is because we are afraid to face up to the facts. We know how bad we are, but we refuse to change because we would rather blame others than change ourselves.

Beverly Sills understood that you don’t get something for nothing. You work for what you want. If you want something, you have to work for it.

Goals allow you to control your direction of change. And it’s not too late to start.

Entrepreneurship can be challenging. However, if you stay enthusiastic, you’ll find that you will be successful.

A good listener is also popular everywhere, and after a while, he knows something.

There are so many things to do, to see and to do, but none of them come together. You’ve got to make time for all of them.

One of the most profound self-help principles is to give away as much of your surplus wealth as possible. The less money you have, the more you can really give away.

Roy Bartlett is an expert in communications and sales. He has developed a way of working to help people learn to sell. He doesn’t only teach sales but more importantly he teaches communication and life skills.

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The successful person will never be defeated by their failures. They will be defeated by their lack of determination.

I have to constantly make new plans, because plans sometimes fail. I believe that plans are only as good as their execution. If I don’t keep the plans up-to-date, I have to start from scratch and begin again from the beginning.

When you write copy you are selling. You should know what the people who are buying your product are going to do and want to do. You don’t need to wrap your expertise around all of the potential problems and objections your customer will have.

Salespeople are often frustrated when they feel that they are running into one of these five obstacles no matter how hard they try to overcome them before the sale.
To illustrate, suppose a salesperson has a product to offer a customer. The salesperson then realizes that the customer is in a hurry to get a purchase order signed.

We are always on the lookout for the next big opportunity, and you should be too. Be open to opportunities whenever they come in for two reasons. First of all, they will never come when you are busy doing something else. Secondly, people who say they are “busy” are usually lying.

Take the necessary risk to do what you know you must do.
If you win, you’ll be happy; if you lose, you’ll gain the wisdom you need to win again.

We all hear about how important it is to be customer-focused. However, it seems that most businesses are not taking advantage of the complaining customers they have on their hands.

People can dream of a better tomorrow but they should not spend too much time on doing nothing but “planning”. Most often what is planned goes nowhere because people waste their time doing all kinds of unnecessary things.

I think Jill has a point. The best I ever did on this was a B. So I think that if I am just willing to pursue luck with a vengeance, and to not give up after an A or a B, I still will have opportunities.

We, as humans, are not always what we say we are. We have our good side and our bad side. I, for example, have a bad side, but my good side is what really matters when it comes to people and relationships.

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In a world of inequality, you can always become richer. But you can never become less poor.

As long as you continue to earn what you say you should, you will be able to build a reputation.

You can’t get anywhere unless you believe you can.

To me, if people understand the job they are doing and the benefits they receive in return, then they won’t care about their title, or their title’s origin.

The most important success is not the time that we have accomplished something, but the amount of time that we have dedicated to it. The idea of “keeping on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all” should be applied to any of our activities.

Work is a great opportunity, whether it’s at a job, a hobby or just on the side.

If you don’t sell, you don’t make money. If you don’t give people solutions, they’ll be confused. People are often confused, so if you have a solution, share it.

This is the best quote to end with. I like that it is short, to the point, and that it has a subtle sense of humor.

This is a great line that has a lot of true power behind it. You can manipulate someone’s emotions by acting on his or her moods. In this way you can make someone become your ally instead of your enemy.

Never work a day in your life without selling. If you believe in something, sell it. And sell it hard.

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Learn to fish, and you will be able to sell your fish to a fisherman.

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This is a great analogy that can be applied to just about anything.

There are 5 basic obstacles that limit our sales success. No need, no money, no time, no desire, and no trust.

I have a habit of losing. However, no matter who I play, I end up either winning or losing.

I have a hard time believing that if I want a better client, I need to be myself. That doesn’t make much sense to me.

We are never done improving. Our growth can’t be stalled. We must never stop pushing forward. As we make progress, we are also improving our lives. This is our true potential. We must always “do our best” and improve on our way to getting the life we deserve.

Edison has often attributed his success to the fact that he tried many different ways to overcome adversity, and finally found success by doing it one more time.

This is my favorite part. I like it because it’s so simple and just so powerful.

I agree with this quote. I think it is a really good quote about succeeding in business.

There is no limit to what an organization can accomplish if the team leader has the right mindset.

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In business, it’s not always an easy sell to tell someone that they are making a bad buy or buy a low point in your business. I personally have not found many people that can tell me that I am making a bad decision. I have to admit I like making decisions and know I am making a bad decision when I make one.

There are plenty of examples of talent that has no motivation to use it and there are plenty of great examples of people who lack the talents but are able to be motivated.

It’s that simple to win, at least it is to me. All you have to do is be willing to take shots you aren’t comfortable with. Even if you miss it, you still have the chance to make the next one.

A football game is not over (or, if it is, it’s only one more play) until it is over.

Goals are a dream with a deadline and they’re the best way to get to the future that we create in the present.

Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. You have to want to win at all times. The worst thing about sport is that you can’t be selfish.

If you act as if what you do makes a difference, it will.

No matter how rich he becomes, he will always be a little guy in a little world.

The more people there are, the more the chance of something going wrong.
The more things there are, the more the chance that the important thing will be overlooked.

The quote seems to suggest that if you want to be treated as an equal, you should not let anyone make you feel inferior.

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The average man will be successful with some laser-like focus.

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. If we are not changing we become obsolete and irrelevant. You can’t stand still, you have to be constantly moving forward. And there are no shortcuts.

A lot of people will never be satisfied with anything, so a salesman has to constantly challenge the buyer in order to make them happy.
I was told that if you know somebody has a fear of heights, you shouldn’t try to sell them a house that overlooks a waterfall.

A salesman sells to the
person he believes to be
most capable of becoming
a customer.

I think this is great. Jeff Immelt, I think is a great person. His work with GE, I think, has helped him really get this sort of sales skill. It’s really amazing to work with people. I think you’re right about this, too. And he certainly has the experience of being a world class sales person.

The highest performing salesperson in the organization probably missed more sales than the majority of the salespeople on his team, but he made more calls than most of the others made.

You should ask for referrals from your existing customers as well.
Be aware though – once you’ve got a referral, you need to make sure your existing customer knows that the new sales person is there to sell your product to their friend as well as you.

David Guetta makes beats because he enjoys it. He doesn’t do it for the money, the record sales, or anything else. He’s just making beats because we’re programmed to make beats, it’s natural. In this case, I don’t really think it’s any different than a video game designer making video games.

As a sales leader, I think it is very important to spend time with customers and employees. Because of this, I am always willing to go outside of my sales role and put myself in the shoes of the people I serve. Having a more in-depth understanding of others motivates me and increases my understanding of their needs and problems.

It’s up to you to decide what you want to do with your life. It’s not up to anyone else what you should do. Be committed, determined and willing to keep going when things get tough.

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80. With new day comes new strength to keep going and new thoughts.

One must learn the rules of the game, and then one must play better than anyone else.

Most of the work I do has nothing to do with beating others, it has to do with achieving.

The most fundamental lesson is to remain hopeful as we work towards our goals. We cannot achieve what we never thought about, what we never dreamed of, or what we never dared to attempt.

It is important to fail 19 times, so you will eventually succeed.

If you wish to survive, either find a way OR make one.

Just set your goals high, keep working on them, and they should get there.

A man who wants to achieve excellence in any field of human endeavor needs to constantly develop his skills and capabilities. He also needs to develop the courage to accept responsibility for his actions and the will to persevere to achieve his goals.

I do not know how to say this, but this is the truth, to do nothing is a waste.

Words matter…and influence others. Even if you don’t mean for it to happen, you can have the power to make a big difference in someone’s life.

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The winners of any race are the ones who plod along until the end.

With the invention of the Internet, the music business has become a multi-billion dollar industry. But Al Yankovic has been able to capitalize on the Internet’s potential for promotion. By parodying music, he has been able to reach more people than ever before.

The thing that Della Valle taught me was the power to say no if something wasn’t right. It also mattered over sales.

Most small businesses fail because they are trying to do too many things at once. One important aspect of starting a business is to learn to focus on one thing at a time. This means that you will have to get involved in enterprise sales to get feedback on your product/service. This is a skill that can grow with experience and you can develop this skill in yourself.

In order to succeed in an environment where everything is losing, you must have the best techniques. To succeed in this environment you need to be massively competitive. And if you don’t have an appetite for risk you will not succeed.

Customer Service must be able to deliver a sale to your business. It is important to teach salespeople to ask for a sale. It is important that they work on their business goals and not your company’s. It is important to train salespeople how best to ask for a sale and what to say when they get the sale.

The only way to improve your life is through the pursuit of knowledge.

It starts with an idea. I believe that a vision is important when it comes to a business. You have to make sure you don’t let a dream just become a fairy tale. You have to make sure it’s a well thought out idea.

Don’t take yourself so seriously, and don’t forget where you came from.

There will be obstacles – things that happen in your life that will not allow you to get where you want to go… so if you’re in the middle of it and you can’t change it, you need to start where you’re at with what you have.

I am working too hard and too long in life to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down [or] I will not let myself down.

The best advice anyone ever gave me is that you should never give up. Don’t ever quit on yourself and don’t ever give up.


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