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50 Inspiring Sales Quotes

        posted by , February 17, 2013

If timid salespeople have skinny kids, so do salespeople who are running low on inspiration.

Sales is a tough profession, that tends to be a roller coaster of ups and downs. Take a look at these quotes anytime you're bored, discouraged or running low on enthusiasm.

Timid salesmen have skinny kids.
~ Zig Ziglar

Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a loser.
~ Vince Lombardi

When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.
~ Zig Ziglar

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
~ Thomas Edison

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
~ Winston Churchill

The two worst strategic mistakes to make are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats each situation as if it were unique and never resorts to formulae, recipes or other people's opinions.
~ Paulo Coelho

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

Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
~ Niccolo Machiavelli

You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.
~ Zig Ziglar

Take risks. If you win, you’ll be happy; if you lose, you’ll be wise.
~ Unknown

A goal properly set is halfway reached.
~ Zig Ziglar

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
~ Zig Ziglar

The worst fault a salesman can commit is to be a bore…… Pretend to be vastly interested in any subject the prospects shows an interest in.
~ David Ogilvy

Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
~ Zig Ziglar

Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect.
~ William Clement Stone

Forget about the business outlook, be on the outlook for business.
~ Paul J. Meyer

Go to the back door (most salesmen go to the front door, a maneuverer always resented by maid and mistress alike)….
~ David Ogilvy, The Theory and Practice of Selling the AGA Cooker

The best sales questions have your expertise wrapped into them.
~ Jill Konrath

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

Everyone lives by selling something.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

Study the methods of your competitors and do the exact opposite.
~ David Ogilvy, The Theory and Practice of Selling the AGA Cooker

For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough.
~ Zig Ziglar

If eighty percent of your sales come from twenty percent of all of your items, just carry those twenty percent.
~ Henry Kissinger

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
~ Vince Lombardi

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

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
~ Henry Ford

If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
~ Vince Lombardi

The way you position yourself at the beginning of a relationship has profound impact on where you end up.
~ Ron Karr

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

Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.
~ Jim Rohn

Customer needs have an unsettling way of not staying satisfied for very long.
~ Karl Albrecht

The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse.
~ John Mason

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face...You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Start out with an ideal and end up with a deal.
~ Karl Albrecht

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done.
~ Henry Ford

The wise man puts himself last and finds himself first.
~ Lao Tsu

Worry about being better; bigger will take care of itself.
~ Gary Comer

If you're not serving the customer, you'd better be serving someone who is.
~ Karl Albrecht

Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.
~ Henry Ford

We miss 100 percent of the sales we don’t ask for.
~ Zig Ziglar

If your work is becoming uninteresting, so are you.
~ George Hubbs

The only way on earth to influence other people is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it.
~ Dale Carnegie

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

Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon.
~ David Ogilvy

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
~ Henry Ford

Life’s battles don’t always go to the strongest or fastest; sooner or later those who win are those who think they can.
~ Richard Bach

No one likes to feel that he or she is being sold something or told to do a thing. We much prefer to feel that we are buying of our own accord or acting on our own ideas. We like to be consulted about our wishes, our wants, our thoughts.
~ Dale Carnegie

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own.
~ Henry Ford

You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
~ Dale Carnegie

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
~ Milton Berle

This post is an installment in the ongoing series of articles called how to win at sales.

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