Boost Your Selling Motivation with these Awesome Quotes!

There are over 13.8 million people who work in Sales related positions in the US alone! That’s a huge amount, and many will tell you how hard a job it can sometimes be. You have to stay in the zone, you’re constantly measured on targets and you will always be facing stiff competition. Some days it’s harder to muster up the motivation than it is others. But having the right mindset is key to being successful within a sales environment.

Only with a Growth Mindset will we be able to reach and exceed those targets laid out for us. Not only that, but looking at the job through this mindset also allows us to enjoy it, rather than feel overwhelmed with the sometimes frantic pace of the role. To help get you in this frame of mind, we’ve compiled a list of 150 of the best sales motivational quotes!

150 Sales Motivational Quotes

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

sales motivational quotes - Frank Lloyd Wright

2.”Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John R Wooden

sales motivational quotes - John R Wooden

3.”The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.” Napoleon Hill

sales motivational quotes - Napoleon Hill

4.”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

sales motivational quotes - Patricia Fripp

5.”Fall down seven times and stand up eight.” – Proverb

sales motivational quotes - Proverb

6.”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

sales motivational quotes - Vince Lombardi

7.”Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

sales motivational quotes - Wayne Dyer

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

sales motivational quotes - Will Rogers

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

sales motivational quotes - Zig Ziglar

10.”Whatever you are be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

Sales motivational quotes - Abraham-Lincoln

11.”Try not to become a person of success, but try to become a person of value.” – Albert Einstein

Sales motivational quotes - Albert Einstein

12.”We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

sales motivational quotes - Albert Einstein

13.”Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer

Sales motivational quotes - Albert-Schweitzer

14.”There is little success where there is little laughter.” – Andrew Carnegie

Sales motivational quotes - Andrew-Carnegie

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

sales motivational quotes - Anita-Roddick

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

Sales motivational quotes - Ann Landers

17.”Take risks. If you win, you’ll be happy; if you lose, you’ll be wise.” – Author unknown

Sales motivational quotes

18.”Nothing is impossible: the word itself says ‘I’m possible!'” – Audrey Hepburn

sales motivational quotes - Audrey-Hepburn

19.”You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

sales motivational quotes - Babe Ruth

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

sales motivational quotes - Ben Jonson

21.”He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin

sales motivational quotes - Benjamin Franklin

22.”There are no gains without pains.” – Benjamin Franklin

sales motivational quotes - Benjamin Franklin

23.”Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

sales motivational quotes - Benjamin Franklin

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

sales motivational quotes - Beverly Sills

25.”All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like and trust.” – Bob Burg

sales motivational quotes - Bob Burg

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

sales motivational quotes - Bob Hooey

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

sales motivational quotes - Bob Moawad

28.”Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favour.” – Brian Tracy

Sales motivational quotes - Brian Tracy

29.”Treat objections as requests for further information.” – Brian Tracy

sales motivational quotes - Brian Tracy

30.”The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

sales motivational quotes - Bruce Lee

31.”If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters, excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Charles R. Swindoll

sales motivational quotes -- Charles-R.-Swindoll

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

sales motivational quotes - Charles-Robert-Buxton

33.”Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.” – Christopher Morley

sales motivational quotes - Christopher-Morley

34.”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

sales motivational quotes - Dale-Carnegie

35.”Trying is winning in the moment.” – Dan Waldschmidt

sales motivational quotes - Dan-Waldschmidt

36.”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

sales motivational quotes - Daniel-H.-Pink

37.”Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.” – Daniel Pink

Sales motivational quotes - Daniel Pink

38.”There is always room at the top.” – Daniel Webster

sales motivational quotes - Daniel Webster

39.”Integrity is what we do, what we say and what we say we do.” – Don Galer

sales motivational quotes - Don Galer

40.”What separates those who achieve from those who do not, is in direct proportion to one’s ability to ask for help.” – Donald Keough

sales motivational quotes - Donald-Keough-

41.”Self-pity is an acid which eats holes in happiness.” – Earl Nightingale

Sales motivational quotes - Earl-Nightingale

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

sales motivational quotes - Earl-Nightingale

43.”No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.’ – Eleanor Roosevelt

sales motivational quotes - Eleanor-Roosevelt

44.”I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard.” – Estee Lauder

sales motivational quotes - Estée-Lauder

45.”I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale

sales motivational quotes - Florence-Nightengale

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

sales motivational quotes - Frank Zappa

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

sale motivational quotes - George-Addair

48.”We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” – George S. Patton

sales motivational quotes - George-S.-Patton

49.”Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching.” – George Van Vaikenburg

Sales motivational quotes - George-Van-Valkenburg


50.”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

sales motivational quotes - Henry Ford


51.”You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford

sales motivational quotes - Henry Ford

52.”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

sales motivational quotes - J.G. Holland

53.”Change before you have to.” – Jack Welch

sales motivational quotes - Jack Welch

54.”Fear is the destroyer of dreams and the killer of ambitions.” – Jeffrey Benjamin

sales motivational quotes - Jeffrey-Benjamin

55.”Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

sales motivational quotes - Jeffrey-Gitomer

56.”In sales, it’s not what you say; it’s how they perceive what you say.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

sales motivational quotes - Jeffrey-Gitomer

57.”Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

sales motivational quotes - Jeffrey-Gitomer

58.”I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?” – Jill Konrath

sales motivational quotes - Jill-Konrath

59.”Become the person that would attract the results you seek.” –  Jim Cathcart

sales motivational quotes - Jim-Cathcart

60.”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

sales motivational quotes - Jim Rohn

61.”If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath

sales motivational quotes - Joe Namath

62.”I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” – John D. Rockefeller

sales motivational quotes - John-D.-Rockefeller

63.”Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

sales motivational quotes - John-D.-Rockefeller

64.”The road to easy street goes through the sewer.” – John Madden

sales motivational quotes - John-Madden

65.”The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse.” – John-Mason

sales motivational quotes - John Mason

66.”Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John-Wooden

sales motivational quotes - John Wooden

67.”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

sales motivational quotes - Josh Billings

68.”Make a customer, not a sale.” – Katherine Barchetti

sales motivational quotes - Katherine-Barchetti

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

sales motivational quotes - Larry-D.-Turner

70.”Every brand isn’t for everybody, and everybody isn’t for every brand.” – Liz Lange

sales motivational quotes - Liz Lange

71.”Today is always the most productive day of your week.” – Mark Hunter

sales motivational quotes - Mark Hunter

72.”It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right.” – Mark Hunter

sales motivational quotes - Mark Hunter

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

sales motivational quotes - Mark-Twain

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

sales motivational quotes - Marvin Phillips

75.”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

motivating quotes - Mary Kay Ash

76.”The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo

sales motivational quotes - Michelangelo

77.”If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton-Berle

sales motivational quotes - Milton-Berle

78.”A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napolean Hill

sales motivational quotes - Napolean-Hill

79.”The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.” – Napoleon Hill

sales motivational quotes - Napoleon-Hill

80.”Success is the culmination of failures, mistakes, false starts, confusion, and the determination to keep going anyway.” – Nick Gleason

sales motivational quotes - Nick-Gleason

81.”In order to succeed, we must fist believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

sales motivation quotes - Nikos-Kazantzakis

82.”Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” – Norman Ralph Augustine

sales motivational quotes - Norman-Ralph-Augustine

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

sales motivational quotes - O.B. Smith

84.”Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

Sales motivational quotes - Og-Mandino

85.”Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.” –  Og Mandino

sales motivation quotes - Og Mandino

86.”Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.’ – Og-Mandino

sales motivational quotes - Og Mandino

87.”What we dwell on is who we become.” – Oprah Winfrey

sales motivational quotes - Oprah-Winfrey

88.”To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don’t close a sale, open a relationship.” – Patricia Fripp

sales motivational quotes - Patricia-Fripp

89.”Forget about business outlook, be  on the outlook for business.” – Paul J Meyer

sales motivational quotes - Paul-J.-Meyer-

90.”Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude.” Ralph Marston

Sales motivational quotes - Ralph-Marston

91.”If you work just for money, you’ll never make it. But if you love what you are doing, and always put your customer first, success will be yours.” – Ray Kroc

sales motivational quotes - Ray Kroc

92.”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

sales motivational quotes - Richard Bach

93.”Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

sales motivational quotes - Richard Branson

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

sales motivational quotes - Robert-Kennedy

95.”Everyone lives by selling something.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

sales motivational quotes - Robert-Louis-Stevenson

96.”Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert Schuller

sales motivational quotes - Robert-Schuller

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

motivating quotes - Ron Karr

98.”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 motivational quotes - Roy Bartell

99.”Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

sales motivational quotes - Sam-Levenson

100.”High expectations are the key to everything.” – Sam Walton

sales motivational quotes - Sam Walton

101.”Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

sales quotes - Samuel Johnson

102.”If you are offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

sales quotes - Sheryl-Sandberg

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

sales quotes - Shiv-Khera

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

sales quotes - Stephen-Covey

105.”Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” – Steve Jobs

sales quotes - steve jobs

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

sales quotes - Theodore-Roosevelt

107.”Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

sales quotes - Thomas-A.-Edison-

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

sales quotes - Thomas-Edison

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

sales quotes - Thomas-Edison

110.”Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson

sales quotes - Thomas-Jefferson

111.”The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine

sales quotes - Thomas-Paine

112.”The questions you ask are more important than the things you could ever say.” – Tom Freese

sales quotes - Tom Freese

113.”Begin by always expecting good things to happen.” – Tom Hopkins

motivational quotes - Tom-Hopkins

114.”Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” –  Tony Robbins

quotes - Tony Robbins

115.”Lean in, speak out, have a voice in your organization, and never use the word “sorry’.” – Trish Bertuzzi

quotes - Trish-Bertuzzi

116.”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 hards times bravely and cheerfully.” – Victor Cherbuliez

motivation quotes - Victor-Cherbuliez

117.”Winning is a habit. Unfortunately so is losing.” – Vince-Lombardi

quotes - Vince-Lombardi

118.”Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince-Lombardi

motivating quotes - Vince-Lombardi

119.”Fortune favors the bold.” – Virgil

sales quotes - Virgil

120.”Act now. There is never any time but now, and there never will be any time but now.” Wallace Wattles

motivating quotes - Wallace-Wattles

121.”It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.” – Warren Buffet

motivating quotes - Warren-Buffett

122.”You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

motivating quotes - Wayne-Gretzky

123.”Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

motivating quotes - William James

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

motivating quotes - Winston Churchill

125.”Never, never, never quit.” – Winston-Churchill

motivating quotes - Winston Churchill

126″Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.” – Winston Churchill

motivating quotes - Winston Churchill

127.”It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” – Yogi Berra

motivating quotes - Yogi Berra

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

motivating quotes -Zig Ziglar

129.”Two sure ways to fail – think and never do or do and never think.” – Zig Ziglar

motivating quotes - Zig Ziglar

130.”Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.” – Zig Ziglar

sales quotes - Zig Ziglar

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

motivating quotes - Zig Ziglar

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

sales quotes - Zig Ziglar

133.”If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” Zig Ziglar

motivating quotes - Zig Ziglar

134.”Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Zig Ziglar

motivating quotes - Zig Ziglar

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

motivating quotes - Zig Ziglar

136.”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

motivating quotes - Zig Ziglar

137.”Timid salesmen have skinny kids.” Zig Ziglar

motivating sales quotes - Zig Ziglar

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

motivating sales quotes - Zig Ziglar

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

motivating sales quotes - Zig Ziglar

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

motivating sales quotes - Zig Ziglar

141.”Stop selling. Start helping.” – Zig Ziglar

motivating sales quotes- Zig Ziglar

142.”Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar

motivating sales quotes - Zig Ziglar

143.”To me, job titles don’t matter. Everyone is in sales. It’s the only way we can stay in business.” – Harvey Mackay

motivating quotes - Harvey Mackay

144.”Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.” – Zig Ziglar

motivating quotes - Zig Ziglar

145.”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

motivating quotes - Mary Kay Ash

146.”A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.” – Mary Kay Ash

motivating quotes - Mary Ash

147.”Nobody counts the number of ads you run; they just remember the impression you make.” – William Bernbach

motivating quotes - William Bernbach

148.”How you think when you lose, determines how long it will be until you win.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

motivating quotes - Gilbert K. Chesterton

149.”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

motivating quotes - J. G. Holland

150.”I like to think of sales as the ability to gracefully persuade, not manipulate, a person or persons into a win-win situation.” – Bo Bennett

motivating quotes - Bo Bennett

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