48 Sales Quotes to Motivate Your Sales Team

48 motivational sales quotes to amp up sales results by challenging your sales team to think differently about themselves and their approach to selling.

The right quote can resonate with a salesperson to change sales performance. Hope these amp you up and inspire you to whatever level you seek to achieve.

“Hire sales people who are really smart problem solvers, but lack courage, hunger and competitiveness, and your company will go out of business.” ~ Ben Horowitz

“You don’t need a big close, as many sales reps believe. You risk losing your customer when you save all the good stuff for the end. Keep the customer actively involved throughout your presentation, and watch your results improve.” ~ Harvey Mackay

“The short successes that can be gained in a brief time and without difficulty, are not worth much.” ~ Henry Ford

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“Don’t make it easy for qualified prospects to lump you in with the idiots.” ~ Scott Channell

“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

“There’s no lotion or potion that will make sales faster and easier for you – unless your potion is hard work.” ~ Jeffrey Gitomer

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” ~ Og Mandino

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

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

“It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right.”~Mark Hunter

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

“You don’t close a sale; you open a relationship if you want to build a long-term, successful enterprise.” ~ Patricia Fripp

“The probability of a sales close is no greater than the strength of the foundation it is built upon.” ~ Scott Channell

“Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all the time thing. You don’t do things right once in a while you do them right all the time.” ~ Vince Lombardi

“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

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

“Your competition is EVERYTHING else your prospect could conceivably spend their money on.” ~ Don Cooper

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

“The salesperson that is “too busy” to learn or do it right, always seems to have plenty of time to do it over and over again.” ~ Scott Channell

“People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.” ~ Mary Kay Ash

“In sales, a referral is the key to the door of resistance.” ~ Bo Bennett

“One of the best predictors of ultimate success in either sales or non-sales selling isn’t natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections.” Daniel H. Pink

“Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game.” ~ Winston Churchill

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

“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

“A drawer full of great ideas is not worth spit.” ~ Scott Channell

“If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true, there would be little hope of advance.” ~ Orville Wright

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

“Be ready to revise any system, scrap any method, abandon any theory, if the success of the job requires it.” ~ Henry Ford

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

“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

“Don’t sell life insurance. Sell what life insurance can do.” ~ Ben Feldman

“It is not your customer’s job to remember you. It is your obligation and responsibility to make sure they don’t have a chance to forget you.” ~ Patricia Fripp

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

“Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most important, you must pay the price to stay there.” ~ Vince Lombardi

“Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.” ~ Frank Zappa

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

“To talk and talk with meaning are two different ballparks. All salespeople talk. Top producing salespeople talk with meaning.” ~ Scott Channell

“Closing sales is a learned behavior. So is not closing.” ~ Scott Channell

“A salesman, like the storage battery in your car, is constantly discharging energy. Unless he is recharged at frequent intervals he soon runs dry. This is one of the greatest responsibilities of sales leadership.” ~ -R. H. Grant

“In sales there are going to be times when you can’t make everyone happy. Don’t expect to and you won’t be disappointed. Just do your best for each client in each situation as it arises. Then, learn from each situation how to do it better the next time.” ~ -Tom Hopkins

“Always be closing…That doesn’t mean you’re always closing the deal, but it does mean that you need to be always closing on the next step in the process.” ~ Shane Gibson

“No other trade or profession has more opportunity for one to rise from poverty to great wealth than that of salesman.” ~ Og Mandino

“Fall down seven times. Stand up eight.” ~ -Japanese proverb

“Two sure ways to fail-
Think and never do or do and never think.” ~ -Zig Ziglar

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

“Prospecting preparation done before you pick up the phone, impacts sales results much more than what you say after you pick up the phone.” ~ Scott Channell

“It is better to not make the calls and not make the sale, than make the calls and not make the sale.” ~ Scott Chanell

Please add your greatest sales quotes to the comments below. If there is a particular inspirational quote that has helped you in your sales career, please share it.

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