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Sales Quotes

Updated on November 8, 2014

A collection of quotes and sayings about sales is given below...

Work for the fun of it, and the money will arrive some day.
-Ronnie Milsap (country music singer and pianist.)

Quality begins on the inside... and then works its way out.
-Bob Moawad

You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.
-Jim Rohn (author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker.)

For every sale you miss because you're too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you're not enthusiastic enough.
-Zig Ziglar (author, salesperson, and motivational speaker; especially known for his motivational speaking)

Quality will be prized as a precious possession.
-Unknown Author

You have to do what others won't. To achieve what others don't.
-Unknown Author

I didn't really care about sales figures. I just wanted to get things off my chest.
-Tom Cochrane (Canadian musician and humanitarian)

Forget about the business outlook, be on the outlook for business.
-Paul J. Meyer

A salesman minus enthusiasm is just a clerk.
-Harry F. Banks

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
-Frank Zappa

I don't like losing a ballgame any more than a salesman likes losing a sale.
-Early Wynn (baseball pitcher)

We have a product for sale called news, and I'm a salesman.
-Shepard Smith (News anchor)

The best of merchandise will go back to the shelf unless handled by a conscientious, tactful salesman.
-James Cash Penney (Entrepreneur who founded J.C. Penney stores)

There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
-Woody Allen (Actor, writer, director, musician)

The good lawyer is the great salesman.
-Janet Reno (former Attorney General of the United States)

A best-seller was a book which somehow sold well because it was selling well.
-Daniel J. Boorstin

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
-Sinclair Lewis (novelist, short-story writer, and playwright)

He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.
-Henry Ward Beecher (social reformer, abolitionist, congregationalist clergyman, and speaker (June 24, 1813 – March 8, 1887))

A good ad which is not run never produces sales.
-Leo Burnett (advertising executive (October 21, 1891 – June 7, 1971))

He who limps is still walking.
-Stanislaw J. Lec (poet (1909 - 1966))

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 (author, businessman and motivational speaker)

So long as new ideas are created, sales will continue to reach new highs.
-Dorthea Brande (writer and editor (1893 – 1948))

If eighty percent of your sales come from twenty percent of all of your items, just carry those twenty percent.
-Henry A. Kissinger (56th United States Secretary of State)

Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman - not the attitude of the prospect.
-W. Clement Stone

In sales, a referral is the key to the door of resistance.
-Bo Bennett (author, businessman and motivational speaker)

Sales may lead to advertising as much as advertising leads to sales.
-Michael Schudson (academic sociologist working in the fields of journalism and its history, and public culture.)

More Quotes about Sales

Well, the sales of our products clearly demonstrate their value to businesses and to individuals.
-Jim Barksdale (x-president and ex-CEO of Netscape Communications Corporation.)

Two sure ways to fail- Think and never do or do and never think.
-Zig Ziglar (author, salesperson, and motivational speaker; especially known for his motivational speaking)

Don’t sell life insurance. Sell what life insurance can do.
-Ben Feldman

Timid salesmen have skinny kids.
-Zig Ziglar

The sale begins when the customer says yes.
-Harvey MacKay (businessman, columnist and author of five business bestsellers)

The key is not to call the decision maker. The key is to have the decision maker call you.
-Jeffrey Gitomer

Commercials were too phony for me. I just didn't like selling products I didn't believe in.
-River Phoenix (American film actor (1970 - 1993))

Think of yourself as a resource to your clients;an advisor,counselor,mentor and friend.
-Brian Tracy

Everyone lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

If you are not moving closer to what you want in sales, you probably aren't doing enough asking.
-Jack Canfield (Motivational speaker and author)

Selling your own house is not easy as you are emotionally attached to it. If you do your own selling, keep emotions well in check.
-Paul Clitheroe (Australian television presenter)

Half the battle is selling music, not singing it. It's the image, not what you sing.
-dRod Stewart

I knew I was doing something right because it was selling so I didn't want to interfere with it.
-Robert Sheckley (author)

Human beings will line up for miles to buy a bucket of catastrophes, but don't try selling sunshine and light - you'll go broke.
-Chuck Jones

I honestly believe that just as everyone has a story to tell, everyone has a story to sell.
-Max Markson

Internalize the Golden Rule of sales that says, 'All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like and trust.'
-Bob Burg

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

To satisfy our customers' needs, we'll give them what they want, not what we want to give them.
-Steve James

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.
-Lou Holtz (football coach and motivational speaker)

The definition of salesmanship is the gentle art of letting the customer have it your way.
-Ray Kroc(Businessman who owned McDonald's Corporation)

Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.
-Jim Rohn

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    • Ultimate Hubber profile imageAUTHOR

      Ultimate Hubber 

      7 years ago

      Hey Qudsia! Who is the author of this quote? Must be Qudsia Pervez.

      Thanks for sharing the quote.

    • QudsiaP1 profile image


      7 years ago

      Being a marketeer, I enjoyed these quotes.

      Here is another one, "As a Marketing manager, I create the lies and the sales department sells them."


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