47 Sales Quotes for Motivation

Jun 18

Sales people are under a lot of stress. It doesn't matter if it's day one or 20 years in—sales is a constant hustle.

A study by PayScale revealed that sales account manager is ranked as the second most stressful job, with 73 percent of respondents reporting "high stress."

A little inspiration and encouragement can go a long way. Need a pick me up? Want to encourage a fellow salesperson? Want to send a daily inspiration quote to your sales team?

This list has all the inspiration you'll need!

Funny Sales Quotes

  • "Timid salesmen have skinny kids." - Zig Ziglar
  • “People often say motivation doesn’t last. Neither does bathing -- that’s why we recommend it daily.” - Zig Ziglar
  • "Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible!'" - Audrey Hepburn
  • “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon
  • “Business opportunities are like buses; there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson
  • “The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!” – Marvin Phillips

Sales Quotes About Persevering

  • "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." - Thomas Edison
  • "Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going." - Sam Levenson
  • "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph." - Thomas Paine
  • "I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse." - Florence Nightengale
  • "If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost." - Zig Ziglar
  • “Success looks a lot like failure up until the moment you break through the finish line.” – Dan Waldschmidt
  • “Every email is an opportunity to test a different benefit or angle.” – Heather R Morgan
  • “Treat objections as requests for further information.” – Brian Tracy
  • “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

General Motivational Sales Quotes

  • "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney
  • "Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear." - George Addair
  • "Become the person who would attract the results you seek.” - Jim Cathcart
  • "Motivation will almost always beat mere talent." - Norman Ralph Augustine
  • “If you don’t believe in what you’re selling, neither will your prospect.” – Frank Bettger
  • "You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take." - Wayne Gretzky
  • "Lean in, speak out, have a voice in your organization, and never use the word 'sorry.'" - Trish Bertuzzi
  • "Leadership belongs to those who take it." - Sheryl Sandberg
  • “When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone. When you're great at something, they'll tell you.” – Walter Payton
  • “How you sell is more important than what you sell.” - Andy Paul
  • “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.“ – John Wooden
  • Buyers do business with you, not with your company and not with your technology.” – Joanne Black
  • “Prospecting – find the man with the problem.” – Ben Friedman
  • “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath

Time Management Sales Quotes

  • "Either run the day or the day runs you." - Jim Rohn
  • "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain
  • "There is always room at the top." - Daniel Webster
  • "You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." - Henry Ford

Sales Quotes About Attitude

  • "If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner." - Zig Ziglar
  • "Quality performance starts with a positive attitude." - Jeffrey Gitomer
  • "Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you." - Thomas Jefferson
  • "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude." - Zig Ziglar
  • "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford
  • “Start working with your prospects as if they’ve already hired you.“ – Jill Konrath
  • “The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.” – Tony Robbins

Zig Ziglar Sales Quotes

  • "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude." - Zig Ziglar
  • “Stop selling. Start helping.” - Zig Ziglar
  • “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” - Zig Ziglar
  • “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. - Zig Ziglar
  • “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
  • "If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost." - Zig Ziglar
  • "Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come." - Zig Ziglar
  • "Every sale has five basic obstacles: No need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust." - Zig Ziglar
  • "People don't buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons." - Zig Ziglar
  • "Timid salesmen have skinny kids." - Zig Ziglar
  • "If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner." - Zig Ziglar

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