Motivational Quotes About Sales to Inspire your Team


Everyone has good days and bad days. Whether you already feel like a million dollars, or you want to enrich your team, or try to recover after a severe rejection, a little motivation can go a long way.

We have compiled a list of the most interesting quotes about sales, belonging to famous people: sales leaders, business people, motivational speakers, innovators, etc.

These sales quotes will motivate you to control yourself, encourage your team, and remember why you do your own work, even on the most difficult days.

Motivational Quotes about sales to inspire your team every day:

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.“ – John Wooden

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

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.“ – Chris Grosser

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.“ – Chris Grosser

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Accountability breeds responsibility.“ – Stephen Covey

“Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel

“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.“ – John C. Maxwell

“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

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“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

“Leadership is a choice, not a position.” – Stephen Covey

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

“Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.” – W. Clement Stone

“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

True productivity comes from allowing yourself to make mistakes. Do so, and you’ll succeed more often than any ten perfectionists.” – Laura Stack

 “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

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

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

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

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

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

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

“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

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.” – Fred Rogers

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.” – David Brinkley

“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

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

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

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“Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” – Teddy Roosevelt

“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

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee

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

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

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

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

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney

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

“You have to drop your sales mentality and start working with your prospects as if they’ve already hired you.” — Jill Konrath

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Great salespeople are relationship builders who provide value and help their customers win.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

“In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

 “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

“I never lose. I either win or learn.” – Nelson Mandela

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“Customers don’t care at all whether you close the deal or not. They care about improving their business.” – Aaron Ross

“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

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

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

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

“Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford

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

“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

“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

“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

“I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

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‍“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

 “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them” – Ann Landers

“The first part of success is ‘Get-to-it-iveness’; the second part of success is ‘Stick-to-it-iveness’.” — Orison Marden

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

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

“The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.” – Mia Hamm

“I’m not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

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

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

“You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotel

Professional Tip: To motivate and boost your sales rep, you can include one of the above inspirational sales quotes in an email or weekly team meeting.

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