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365 of the Best Motivational Sales Quotes for Your Sales Team

Inspirational thoughts (even the cheesy ones, yes) have this amazing ability to change the way you approach a situation. This is why I have a few sales quotes at hand for an instant dose of serotonin.

“A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.”

Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night

You’re at your desk, worrying about how you’re going to survive in that cubicle, with your target hanging over your head like a guillotine. What do you do? You need a pick me up, pronto!!

Here’s a quote by Walt Disney:

“The Way Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.”

Doesn’t that make you feel like getting up and actually doing something?

Keep your favorite quotes handy, and when your mood drops, you’ve got a way to uplift yourself!

Also, you could follow @salesquotedaily for daily pick-me-ups.  

Here are 365 quotes for your every mood:

Sales Wisdom Quotes

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  1. Make a customer, not a sale. – Katherine Barchetti
  2. You have to drop your sales mentality and start working with your prospects as if they’ve already hired you. — Jill Konrath
  3. Great salespeople are relationship builders who provide value and help their customers win. – Jeffrey Gitomer
  4. 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
  5. Customers don’t care at all whether you close the deal or not. They care about improving their business. – Aaron Ross
  6. 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
  7. If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will. – Bob Hooey
  8. You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. – Zig Ziglar
  9. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain
  10. 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
  11. I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  12. Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them – Ann Landers
  13. The first part of success is ‘Get-to-it-iveness’; the second part of success is ‘Stick-to-it-iveness’. — Orison Marden
  14. On any given Monday I am one sale closer and one idea away from being a millionaire. – Larry D. Turner
  15. The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when nobody else is looking. – Mia Hamm
  16. I’m not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. – Stephen Covey
  17. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time. – Thomas Edison
  18. Sales success comes after you stretch yourself past your limits on a daily basis. – Omar Periu
  19. You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle
  20. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. – Vince Lombardi
  21. 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
  22. Ninety percent of selling is conviction and 10 percent is persuasion. – Shiv Khera
  23. 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
  24. Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers. – Seth Godin
  25. In sales, a referral is a key to the door of resistance. – Bo Bennett
  26. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. – Bill Gates
  27. If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will. – Bob Hooey
  28. A-B-C. Always Be Closing. – Blake in Glengarry Glen Ross
  29. You’re only as good as your last sale, so you put your all into something and just hope that from that you can get your next job. – Josh Peck
  30. Turn up the volume of your computer speakers before making calls. You may hear money talk. – Pipedrive

Best Motivational Sales Quotes to Start Your Morning

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  1. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John R. Wooden
  2. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain
  3. Some men see things as they are and ask why … I dream of things that never were and ask why not? – Robert Kennedy
  4. The same wind blows on us all. What matters is not the blowing of the wind but the set of the sail. – Jim Rohn
  5. 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
  6. The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse. – John Mason
  7. What we dwell on is who we become. – Oprah Winfrey
  8. Every email is an opportunity to test a different benefit or angle. – Heather R Morgan
  9. There is no easy button in sales. Prospecting is hard, emotionally draining work, and it is the price you have to pay to earn a high income. – Jeb Blount
  10. Train your prospects to pay attention and to open and read emails that you send. Don’t encourage them to ignore or delete your messages because they are of inconsistent or no value to them. – Bridget Gleason
  11. High-level buyers want to talk to people who know more than they do. They hunger not for information but insight. – Barbara Weaver Smith
  12. Prospects are making their purchase decision based on whether they think you understand their problems and you have the knowledge, resources, and commitment to solving them. – Trish Bertuzzi
  13. The key is not to call the decision-maker. The key is to have the decision maker call you. – Jeffrey Gitomer
  14. It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right. – Mark Hunter
  15. Remember, people don’t believe it when WE say it, they believe it when THEY say it – Shari Levitin
  16. Buyers do business with you, not with your company and not with your technology. – Joanne Black
  17. You can’t propose a mutually beneficial business relationship if you can’t understand their business. – Craig Rosenberg
  18. You will attract way more buyers if you are offering to teach them something of value to them than you will ever attract by simply trying to sell them your product or service. – Chet Holmes
  19. Sales success comes from the right balance of quality human interaction and appropriate use of supplemental tools. – Deb Calvert
  20. The sales compensation plan is Batman, the sales contest is Robin. – Mark Roberge
  21. Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business. – Zig Ziglar
  22. Killer Salespeople Uncover True Problems Behind Desired Solutions. – Aaron Ross
  23. If you harness the power of innovation, you’ll convert sales complexity into a brutal competitive advantage. – Tim Sanders
  24. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier
  25. Filter everything you’re doing, saying and pitching and you’ll improve just about every metric you care about today. – Matt Heinz
  26. Leaders must get across the why as well as the what. – John Doerr
  27. If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time. – Steve Jobs
  28. Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. – Bobby Unser
  29. If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. – John D Rockefeller
  30. Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. – Oscar Wilde

Sales Quotes for Cultivating a Great Sales Attitude

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  1. Become the person who would attract the results you seek. – Jim Cathcart
  2. 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
  3. All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust. – Bob Burg
  4. Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect. – William Clement Stone
  5. All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. – Michael John Bobak
  6. Quality performance starts with a positive attitude. – Jeffrey Gitomer
  7. The best salespeople know that their expertise can become their enemy in selling. At the moment they are tempted to tell the buyer what ‘he needs to do,’ they instead offer a story about a peer of the buyer. – Mike Bosworth
  8. The one thing you’re putting off or dreading? That’s your brain telling you it’s the thing you need to do most and next. Get it done. Stop dreading. Do. – Nancy Nardin
  9. An effective process has the reps thinking in terms of ‘them’ as opposed to ‘us.’ – Trish Bertuzzi
  10. Start working with your prospects as if they’ve already hired you. – Jill Konrath
  11. If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. – John Wooden
  12. Leadership is a choice, not a position. – Stephen Covey
  13. Opportunities don’t happen. You create them. – Chris Grosser
  14. Accountability breeds responsibility. – Stephen Covey
  15. Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. – John C. Maxwell
  16. Be an example. Are you prompt? Are you professional? Are you engaged? As sales leaders, we have to set the bar high for ourselves as well as our teams. – Lori Richardson
  17. Quality performance (and quality service) starts with a positive attitude. – Jeffrey Gitomer
  18. Sometimes the most influential thing we can do is listen. – Bob Burg
  19. Stop saying ‘later.’ You WON’T do it later. Do it or decide not to do it. – Chris Brogan
  20. Treat your salesperson like you would treat your most important customer—because he is! – Colleen Stanley
  21. A salesperson’s ethics and values contribute more to sales success than do techniques or strategies. – Ron Willingham
  22. For a leader, getting results is more important than getting credit. – Bob Burg
  23. Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation, there is sure to be failure. – Confucius
  24. Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better. – Jim Rohn
  25. When a team takes ownership of its problem, the problem gets solved. – Jocko Willink
  26. What you focus on is what you get. – Bob Burg
  27. I never see failure as failure, but only as the game I must play and win. – Tom Hopkins
  28. Expect to make some mistakes when you try new and different approaches. – Harvey Mackay
  29. Begin by always expecting good things to happen. – Tom Hopkins
  30. The same wind blows on us all. What matters is not the blowing of the wind but the set of the sail. – Jim Rohn

Sales Quotes to Inspire the Salesman in You

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  1. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. -Thomas Edison
  2. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them yourself. -Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all deadly sins. -Edith Wharton
  4. Become the person who would attract the results you seek. -Jim Cathcart
  5. Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. -Sam Levenson
  6. What we dwell on is who we become. -Oprah Winfrey
  7. What differentiates sellers today is their ability to bring fresh ideas. -Jill Konrath
  8. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. -Walt Disney
  9. Either run the day or the day runs you. -Jim Rohn
  10. What differentiates sellers today is their ability to bring fresh ideas. – Jill Konrath
  11. Don’t sell life insurance. Sell what life insurance can do. – Ben Feldman
  12. A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one. – Mary Kay Ash
  13. A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  14. Become the person who would attract the results you seek. -Jim Cathcart
  15. Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. -Sam Levenson
  16. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. -George Addair
  17. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. -Mark Twain
  18. Quality performance starts with a positive attitude. -Jeffrey Gitomer
  19. 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
  20. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. -Florence Nightengale
  21. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. -Wayne Gretzky
  22. It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right. -Mark Hunter
  23. A goal is a dream with a deadline. -Napolean Hill
  24. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. -Vince Lombardi
  25. Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. -Christopher Morley
  26. If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all? -Joe Namath
  27. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. -William James
  28. You just can’t beat the person who never gives up. -Babe Ruth
  29. Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission. -Zig Ziglar
  30. Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. -Thomas Jefferson

Sales Quotes to Motivate You and Your Sales Team

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  1. In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. -Albert Einstein
  2. It ain’t over ’til it’s over. -Yogi Berra
  3. Keep Yourself Positive, Cheerful And Goal-Oriented. Sales Success Is 80% Attitude And Only 20% Aptitude. – Brian Tracy
  4. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Wishing is not enough; we must do. -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  5. Lean in, speak out, have a voice in your organization, and never use the word ‘sorry.’ -Trish Bertuzzi
  6. Motivation Is What Gets You Started. Habit Is What Keeps You Going. – Jim Rohn
  7. Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. -Norman Ralph Augustine
  8. Ninety percent of selling is conviction and 10 percent is persuasion. – Shiv Khera
  9. Nothing Is Particularly Hard If You Divide It Into Small Jobs. – Henry Ford
  10. Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else. – Fred Rogers
  11. Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect. – W. Clement Stone
  12. Sales Are Contingent Upon The Attitude Of The Salesman – Not The Attitude Of The Prospect. – W. Clement Stone
  13. Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. -Tony Robbins
  14. Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. – Zig Ziglar
  15. Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. – Coco Chanel
  16. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit. – Conrad Hilton
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. -Thomas Paine
  20. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. -Amelia Earhart
  21. The only question is whether you’re going to do it today or tomorrow. If you keep saying you’re going to do it tomorrow, you’ll never do it. You have to get on it today. – Warren Buffett
  22. There is always room at the top. -Daniel Webster
  23. To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don’t close a sale, open a relationship. – Patricia Fripp
  24. Value The Relationship More Than The Quota. – Jeff Gitomer
  25. We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. -Albert Einstein
  26. We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. -George S. Patton
  27. Well done is better than well said. -Benjamin Franklin
  28. Whatever you are, be a good one. -Abraham Lincoln
  29. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. -Henry Ford
  30. You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them. – Michael Jordan

Quotes for Overcoming Obstacles

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  1. Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the lion or a gazelle – when the sun comes up, you’d better be running. – Christopher McDougall
  2. Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers
  3. Trouble is the only opportunity in work clothes. – Henry J. Kaiser
  4. 80% of success is showing up. – Woody Allen
  5. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky
  6. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. – Jim Rohn
  7. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. – Anais Nin
  8. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill
  9. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill
  10. Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. – Ann Landers
  11. Focus on being productive instead of being busy. – Tim Ferriss
  12. We’re not here to take part, we’re here to take over. – Conor McGregor
  13. By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. – Robert Frost
  14. Time is the friend of the wonderful business, the enemy of the mediocre. – Warren Buffett
  15. Either you run the day, or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn
  16. Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. – Sam Levenson
  17. Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. – Biz Stone
  18. Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favour. – Brian Tracy
  19. Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. – John D. Rockefeller
  20. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. – Sheryl Sandberg
  21. The expert in anything was once a beginner. – Helen Hayes
  22. Be so good, they can’t ignore you. – Steve Martin
  23. In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein
  24. Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill
  25. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him. – David Brinkley
  26. The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. – Thomas Paine
  27. The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  28. Trying is winning in the moment. -Dan Waldschmidt
  29. The key to mastering any kind of sales is switching statements about you – how great you are, and what you do – to statements about them. – Jeffrey Gitomer
  30. There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. – Beverly Sills

Sales Quotes for Closing Deals

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  1. Before LinkedIn and other social networks, in the sales world, ABC stood for Always Be Closing. Now it means Always Be Connecting. – Jill Rowley
  2. Treat objections as requests for further information. – Brian Tracy
  3. You don’t close a sale; you open a relationship if you want to build a long-term, successful enterprise. – Patricia Fripp
  4. Companies should be selling ideas more than benefits. Sell Ideas. Not stuff. – Aaron Ross
  5. The questions you ask are more important than the things you could ever say. – Thomas Freese
  6. Far too often, salespeople get ahead of the prospect. They predict a close date based on their quota instead of on the prospect’s needs. The only way to know when a deal will close is to ask the customer. – Alice Heiman
  7. Sellers who listen to buyers carefully and then give them the missing ingredients – those are the ones who stand out. – Deb Calvert
  8. Selling is really about having conversations with people and helping improve their company or their life – Lori Richardson
  9. Selling is essentially a transference of feelings. – Zig Ziglar
  10. It’s no longer about interrupting, pitching and closing. It is about listening, diagnosing and prescribing. – Mark Roberge
  11. Selling through social channels is the closest thing to being a fly on the wall in your customers, prospects and competitors’ world. – Jim Keenan
  12. In high-productivity sales organizations, salespeople do not cause customer acquisition growth, they fulfill it. – Aaron Ross
  13. Successful people ask a lot more questions during sales calls than do their less successful colleagues. – Neil Rackham
  14. 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
  15. There is no magic to closing. There are no magic phrases. Closing the deal is completely dependent on the situation. – Alice Heiman
  16. Sales is an outcome, not a goal. It’s a function of doing numerous things right, starting from the moment you target a potential prospect until you finalize the deal. – Jill Konrath
  17. The real problem with closing is not adequately defining or diagnosing the prospect’s problems in the first place. – Keith Eades
  18. The customer doesn’t care about features – they care about solving their problems – Trish Bertuzzi
  19. A straightforward way to show buyers that you genuinely like them is to identify something about them that you sincerely appreciate. – David Hoffeld
  20. The story is the heart of the sale. – Matthew Pollard
  21. If you don’t believe in what you’re selling, neither will your prospect. – Frank Bettger
  22. Buyers don’t believe anything you have to say to them about your product or service until they first believe in you. – Deb Calvert
  23. Humanize the sales process or perish – Steli Efti
  24. Customers don’t care at all whether you close the deal or not. They care about improving their business. It’s easy to forget this in the heat of a sales cycle. – Aaron Ross
  25. Your competition is everything else your prospect could conceivably spend their money on. – Don Cooper
  26. The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. – Henry Ford
  27. Make a customer, not a sale. – Katherine Barchetti
  28. Prospecting – find the man with the problem. – Ben Friedman
  29. Every sale has five obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. – Zig Ziglar
  30. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. – Babe Ruth

Sales Quotes to Encourage You

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  1. The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra
  2. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over. – Richard Branson
  3. Nobody likes to be sold to, but everybody likes to buy. – Earl Taylor
  4. Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops. – Thomas J. Watson Jr
  5. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits. — Michael Phelps.
  6. Numbers of sales do not correspond to numbers of readers. – Michael Korda
  7. If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing. – Edward Deming
  8. If you do not have a defined process that moves your people forward so the can achieve greater results, then what is it you are managing? – Keith Rosen
  9. Success is the culmination of failures, mistakes, false starts, confusion, and the determination to keep going anyway. – Nick Gleason
  10. You just can’t beat the person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth
  11. Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. – Richard Branson
  12. Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts. -Winston Churchill
  13. I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. -Frank Herbert, Dune
  14. If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way. -Roy T. Bennett
  15. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. -Anais Nin
  16. Leadership belongs to those who take it. -Sheryl Sandberg
  17. Great things are done by a series of small things done together. -Vincent van Gogh
  18. Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. -Og Mandino
  19. We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action. -Dr. Henry Link
  20. Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill
  21. 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
  22. The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. – Thomas Paine
  23. Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength. – Teddy Roosevelt
  24. Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb
  25. So long as new ideas are created, sales will continue to reach new highs. – Dorothea Brande
  26. Ninety percent of selling is conviction and 10 percent is persuasion. – Shiv Khera
  27. If You Are Not Taking Care Of Your Customer, Your Competitor Will. – Bob Hooey
  28. No matter how deep a study you make. What you really have to rely on is your own intuition and when it comes down to it, you really don’t know what’s going to happen until you do it. – Konosuke Matsushita
  29. Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, no the attitude of the prospect. – William Clement Stone
  30. When reps take the role of a curious student rather than an informed expert, buyers are much more inclined to engage. – Jeff Hoffman

Sales Quotes for Discipline

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  1. Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. -Tony Robbins
  2. Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way. – Les Brown
  3. Today is always the most productive day of your week. – Mark Hunter
  4. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. – Thomas Jefferson
  5. Hard work is about risk. It begins when you deal with the things that you’d rather not deal with: fear of failure, fear of standing out, fear of rejection. Hard work is about training yourself to leap over this barrier, drive through the other barrier. And after you’ve done that, to do it again the next day. – Seth Godin
  6. Never confuse activity with accomplishment – Lori Richardson
  7. Talking isn’t selling and selling isn’t closing. – Steli Efti
  8. For every sale, you miss because you were too enthusiastic, you’ll miss a hundred because you weren’t enthusiastic enough. – Zig Ziglar
  9. Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on Discipline. – Jocko Willink
  10. Grit, in a word, is stamina. But it’s not just stamina in your effort. It’s also stamina in your direction, stamina in your interests. If you are working on different things but all of them very hard, you’re not really going to get anywhere. You’ll never become an expert. – Angela Duckworth
  11. Change before you have to. -Jack Welch
  12. Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. -John R. Wooden
  13. Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice. -Wayne Dyer
  14. Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist. -Pablo Picasso
  15. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. -Stephen Covey
  16. If you were happy every day of your life, you wouldn’t be human, you’d be a game show host. – Gabriel Heather
  17. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley
  18. The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse. – John Mason
  19. A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something. – Wilson Mizner
  20. You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. – Charles Robert Buxton
  21. . You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. – Albert Einstein
  22. Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. – Napoleon Hill
  23. The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer. -John Madden
  24. If you’re going through hell, keep going. -Winston Churchill
  25. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. -Walt Disney
  26. What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110% all the time. -Don Zimmer
  27. Either run the day or the day runs you. -Jim Rohn
  28. A goal is a dream with a deadline. – Napoleon Hill
  29. Don’t Worry About Failures, Worry About The Chances You Miss When You Don’t Even Try. – Jack Canfield
  30. Always Do Your Best. What You Plant Now, Will Harvest Later. – Og Mandino

Sales Quotes for Determination and Persistence

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way. – Roy T. Bennett
  4. Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. – John D. Rockefeller
  5. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas Edison
  6. Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops. – Thomas J. Watson Jr
  7. If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time. – Fran Tarkenton
  8. 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
  9. It is the cold that is dead – not the calling… I agree that no one should be cold calling anymore – meaning having a name & number, but lacking a compelling reason to call. – Trish Bertuzzi
  10. Numbers alone won’t fix anything. But they will help you identify where the problem is. – Steli Efti
  11. 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
  12. Your competition is EVERYTHING else your prospect could conceivably spend their money on. – Don Cooper
  13. Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity of more business. – Zig Ziglar
  14. Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. – John Wooden
  15. Approach each customer with the idea of helping him or her solve a problem or achieve a goal, not of selling a product or service. – Brian Tracy
  16. Begin Always Expecting Good Things To Happen. – Tom Hopkins
  17. Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers. – Seth Godin
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Selling is really about having conversations with people and helping improve their company or their life. If you look at it like that, selling is a very admirable thing to do. – Lori Richardson
  21. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. — Alice Walker.
  22. Treat objections as requests for further information. – Brian Tracy
  23. You need to be able to paint a picture in a conversation. The lost part of sales is the storytelling side. – Richard Harris
  24. A Goal Is A Dream With A Deadline. – Napoleon Hill
  25. Practice is just as valuable as a sale. The sale will make you a living; the skill will make you a fortune. – Jim Rohn
  26. Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later -Og Mandino
  27. Trying is winning in the moment. -Dan Waldschmidt
  28. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost
  29. What differentiates sellers today is their ability to bring fresh ideas. -Jill Konrath
  30. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. -C.S. Lewis

Quotes for Friday!

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  1. Friday, leave work. Don’t let technology follow you throughout your weekend (answering text messages and emails) take a break you will be more refreshed to begin the workweek if you have had a break. -Catherine Pulsifier
  2. When you start to do the things that you truly love, it wouldn’t matter whether it is Monday or Friday; you would be so excited to wake up each morning to work on your passions. -Edmond Mbiakading
  3. Your life is not static. Every decision, setback, or triumph is an opportunity to identify the seeds of truth that make you the wondrous human being that you are. – Oprah Winfrey
  4. Life is but a moment. Love those moments each one of them. -Cheryl Whitsett,
  5. Don’t celebrate closing a sale, celebrate opening a relationship. – Patricia Fripp
  6. Either you run the day or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn
  7. How you sell matters. What your process is matters. But how your customers feel when they engage with you matters more. – Tiffani Bova
  8. If your sales have tanked, maybe the issue is not your lack of sales skills, but you are rushing the knowing and trusting aspects of the buying process. – Leanne Hoagland-Smith
  9. Sales is not about selling anymore, but about building trust and educating. – Siva Devaki
  10. The best salespeople wonder what it would be like to be in the other person’s shoes. They know they can’t play that game unless they continually strive to train themselves in how we as human beings communicate. – Bob Phibbs
  11. To me, job titles don’t matter. Everyone is in sales. It’s the only way we stay in business. – Harvey Mackay
  12. Begin always expecting good things to happen. – Tom Hopkins
  13. Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all deadly sins. -Edith Wharton
  14. Don’t sell life insurance. Sell what life insurance can do. – Ben Feldman
  15. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. – Jim Rohn
  16. Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. -John D. Rockefeller
  17. Fortune favors the bold. -Virgil
  18. High expectations are the key to everything. -Sam Walton
  19. 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
  20. I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. -Lucille Ball
  21. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. -Sheryl Sandberg
  22. Your life is not perfect. It never will be. You are not perfect. You never will be. But that doesn’t mean your life isn’t great! -Dave Walker
  23. Understanding your own feelings and moods is the first step in recognizing what truly fulfills you, what you find meaningful and exciting at work. -Annie McKee
  24. With every rejection, you are one step closer to success. -Calvin K. Lee
  25. When you think positively you will notice that your goals for the day will switch from things like I am so bored and depressed today to better things like what can I do to make my day better? -Samuel Fisher
  26. Champions have a winner’s spirit even when they fall. -Sandra M. Michelle
  27. Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  28. We spend a lot of time and energy wishing those things would change. Do not underestimate the power of this – how much thinking and stressing about other people or things outside of our control contributes to our survival mode and consequently inhibits our success. -Lisa Kardos
  29. Stop waiting for Friday, for summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting for it and make the most of the moment you are in now. Author Unknown
  30. Kindness and happiness are linked hand in hand. -Gerald Campbell

Inspiring Quotes from Great Leaders

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  1. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  2. I love working with customers. Sales has really influenced everything I do. It has instilled in me the important traits of operating with a sense of urgency and listening to people. – Jeffrey R. Immelt
  3. To succeed at selling a losing product, you must develop seriously superior sales techniques. In addition, you have to be massively competitive and incredibly hungry to survive in that environment. – Ben Horowitz
  4. Keep Your Sales Pipeline Full By Prospecting Continuously. Always Have More People To See Than You Have Time To See Them. – Brian Tracy
  5. Your Life Can Only Get Better When You Do. Do Something Every Day To Improve Your Key Skill Areas. – Brian Tracy
  6. If You Are Not Moving Closer To What You Want In Sales (Or In Life), You Probably Aren’t Doing Enough Asking. – Jack Canfield
  7. 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
  8. Sales Success Comes After You Stretch Yourself Past Your Limits On A Daily Basis. – Omar Periu
  9. There’s No Lotion Or Potion That Will Make Sales Faster And Easier For You – Unless Your Potion Is Hard Work. – Jeffery Gitomer
  10. Great salespeople [don’t] have the ability to feel sorry for themselves. ~ Barbara Corcoran
  11. Prospecting – Find the man with the problem. – Ben Friedman
  12. You can’t learn anything if you are doing all the talking. Salespeople should always be developing their earQ, not their IQ. The only way to create a successful sale is to understand that knowledge from listening does not become power until it is used. And ideas without action are worthless. ~ Harvey Mackay
  13. Poor firms ignore their competitors; average firms copy their competitors; winning firms lead their competitors. ~ Philip Kotler
  14. People don’t ask for facts in making up their minds. They would rather have one good, soul-satisfying emotion than a dozen facts. – Robert Keith Leavitt
  15. 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
  16. Sales success comes after you stretch yourself past your limits on a daily basis. – Omar Periu
  17. Sales is the most important aspect of a company, which in turn is about how well you treat your customer and stay ahead of your customer’s requirements. – Mark Cuban
  18. Treat objections as requests for further information. – Brian Tracy
  19. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar
  20. Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect. – W. Clement Stone
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. -Eleanor Roosevelt
  24. Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible!’ -Audrey Hepburn
  25. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. -Steve Jobs
  26. The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus. -Bruce Lee
  27. 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
  28. Filter everything you’re doing, saying and pitching through the customer point of view, and you’ll improve just about every metric you care about today. – Matt Heinz
  29. You don’t need a big close, as many sales reps believe. You risk losing your customers when you save all the good stuff for the end. Keep the customer actively involved throughout the presentation, and watch your results improve. – Harvey MacKay
  30. It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results. -Warren Buffett

That’s all folks!

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References:

Hubspot: 75 Motivational Sales Quotes to Ignite Your Drive in 2020

Zoominfo: 20 Motivating Sales Quotes to Empower Your Team

Brian Tracy: 30 Motivational Sales Quotes To Inspire Success

Sales Hacker: 78 Motivational Sales Quotes To Inspire Your Team

Pipedrive: 68 Inspiring Sales Quotes, Business and Motivational Quotes

Varsha Soni

Varsha Soni

Varsha Soni manages Content Marketing and Media at Slintel. She is wildly passionate about writing and is a leader in building content targeted at Marketing & Sales specialists.

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