Here is an ultimate collection of the 200+ best sales quotes to motivate and inspire you.

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Best Sales Quotes Ever

Below are some of the best quotes about sales that will inspire you to take control of things even on your most difficult days.

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

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates

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

“A-B-C. Always Be Closing.” – Blake in Glengarry Glen Ross

“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

“Turn up the volume of your computer speakers before making calls. You may hear money talk.” – Pipedrive

“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

“Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh

“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

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

“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

“Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” – Seth Godin

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

Motivational Sales Quotes

Below are some of the best quotes to keep you motivated in moving forward and closing that deal!

‍“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.” – Aristotle

“How you sell matters. What your process is matters. But how your customers feel when they engage with you matters more.” – Tiffani Bova

“Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” – Seth Godin

“The major difference between successful and unsuccessful people is that the former look for problems to resolve, whereas the latter make every attempt to avoid them.” – Grant Cardone

“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

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

‍“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

“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

“Sales is not about selling anymore, but about building trust and educating.” – Siva Devaki

“When reps take the role of a curious student rather than an informed expert, buyers are much more inclined to engage.” – Jeff Hoffman

Inspiring Sales Quotes

Best quotes to inspire you when you are having a bad day at work.

“By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” – Robert Frost

“Time is the friend of the wonderful business, the enemy of the mediocre.” – Warren Buffett

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”  – Biz Stone

“Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favour.” – Brian Tracy

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.” – Helen Hayes

“Be so good, they can’t ignore you.” – Steve Martin

“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

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

“Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.” – Henry J. Kaiser

“80% of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

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

“Focus on being productive instead of being busy.” – Tim Ferriss

“We’re not here to take part, we’re here to take over.” – Conor McGregor

Funny Sales Quotes

Here are some great comedic lines from sales experts that will surely give you a boost of humor today!

“This is a metaphor for a brand-to-customer conversation. The brand will be played by the ogre, Shrek, and the customer will be played by his stalwart friend, Donkey. The brand wants to define itself. They want to put their position out there and say what they are, but the customer is reflecting back how they’re experiencing the brand and they have their own story. It goes a little something like this. ‘You know, for your information, there is a lot more to ogres than people think.’ ‘Example?’ ‘Ah, okay. Ogres are like onions!’ ‘They stink?’ ‘No!’ ‘Oh, they make you cry?’ ‘No!’ ‘Oh, you leave them out in the sun and they get all brown and start sprouting little white hairs?’ ‘No! Layers! Onions have layers! Ogres have layers.’” – Tristan Bishhop

“If I tell you I want to be a door-to-door salesman, don’t knock it.” – Jarod Kintz

“I think the biggest mistake that salespeople make today is that they try to pretend they’re not salespeople.” – Irreverent Sales Girl

“On an important call late in the sales cycle, negotiations were getting intense. Neither side wanted to back down from the numbers that had been shared. But at a crucial point in the conversation, the party we were selling to forgot to hit the mute button on their conference line. We overheard them raving on and on about how much they liked the product, and we knew they were completely sold. Knowing this gave us the leverage we needed to close the deal on our terms. The moral of the story? Always check that mute button; it could save you some money.” – George Gallegos

“Some people are naturally funny and can drop some profanity, but I can’t pull that off.” – Lori Richardson

“I design, manufacture, distribute, and sell elevator buttons. I specialize in the fourth floor. And I don’t mean to brag, but I’m such a good salesman that I could sell one of my fourth-floor elevator buttons to the owner of a three-story building.” – Jarod Kintz

“My favorite sales book? The Bible. I would improve it. You know how we people are.” – Kare Anderson

“[Sales is] trying to get to a decision. Now, preferably a yes, but sometimes a quick no is almost as good an answer. But a long no maybe will kill you.” – Alston Gardner, in “The Story of Sales”

“If we are smart, we make a lot of mistakes.” – Raman Frey

“‘Hey, here’s a gourd!’ is not so different as, ‘Hey, here’s enterprise sales software!’ The language changes, but the humans are the same.”  – Chris Penn

“[Sales and marketing] have to start talking to each other. They’ve got to stop spilling each other’s beers.” – Ann Handley

“With technology, you have to be careful because you can really be kind of cyberstalkerish.” – Eric T. Tung

“My favorite sales book? Harvey Mackay’s Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive. Why? Well, it’s the only sales book I ever read.” – Tristan Bishhop

“People like to buy things they need from people they like. And somewhere we screwed it all up by making it some kind of crazy thing. It’s simply, ‘What do you need? What are you trying to solve? Do I have it?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Is it the right price?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Next.'” – Irreverent Sales Girl

Positive Sales Quotes

Here are some positive quotes to inspire you when you feel like your obstacles are overwhelming.

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

“What we dwell on is who we become.” – Oprah Winfrey

“What differentiates sellers today is their ability to bring fresh ideas.” – Jill Konrath

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

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

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

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

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

“Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all deadly sins.” – Edith Wharton

“Become the person who would attract the results you seek.” – Jim Cathcart

Sales Quotes For Success

Here are some sales quotes to motivate and push you towards your path of success.

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

“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

“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John R. Wooden

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

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

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

“Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

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

“Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.” – John Wooden

“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

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

“Some men see things as they are and ask why … I dream of things that never were and ask why not?” – Robert Kennedy

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

“If you were happy every day of your life, you wouldn’t be human, you’d be a game show host.” – Gabriel Heather

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Robert Schuller

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

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

“Success is the culmination of failures, mistakes, false starts, confusion, and the determination to keep going anyway.” – Nick Gleason

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” – Richard Branson

Sales Quotes Of The Day

Inspirational sales quotes to help you get through the day.

“The same wind blows on us all. What matters is not the blowing of the wind but the set of the sail.” – Jim Rohn

“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

“The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse.” – John Mason

“What we dwell on is who we become.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Become the person who would attract the results you seek.” – Jim Cathcart

“Trying is winning in the moment.” – Dan Waldschmidt

“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

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

“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

“All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust.” – Bob Burg

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

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

“Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

Closing Sales Quotes

Motivational sales quotes to help you close more deals.

“Don’t celebrate closing a sale, celebrate opening a relationship.” – Patricia Fripp

“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

“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

“You need to be able to paint a picture in a conversation. The lost part of sales is the storytelling side.” – Richard Harris

“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

Competitive Sales Quotes

Quotes to motivate you when you’re dealing with rivals and competition.

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

“Prospecting – find the man with the problem.” – Ben Friedman

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

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

“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

Zig Ziglar Sales Quotes

Inspirational quotes from Zig Ziglar for when you need a dose of motivation right now.

“Every choice you make has an end result.” – Zig Ziglar

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

“It’s easier to explain price once than to apologize for quality forever.” – Zig Ziglar

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.” – Zig Ziglar

“If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

“If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” – Zig Ziglar

“For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough.” – Zig Ziglar

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” – Zig Ziglar

“If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar

“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.” – Zig Ziglar

Team Sales Quotes

Below are some motivational sales quotes to inspire your team to succeed or get over a lost sale.

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

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

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

“Become the person who would attract the results you seek.” – Jim Cathcart

“Prospecting – find the man with the problem.” – Ben Friedman

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

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

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

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

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

“The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse.” – John Mason

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

“What we dwell on is who we become.” – Oprah Winfrey

“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

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

“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

“Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.” – Jeffrey Gitomer

“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Tony Robbins

“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

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

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” – Joe Namath

“Great things are done by a series of small things done together.” – Vincent van Gogh

“The same wind blows on us all. What matters is not the blowing of the wind but the set of the sail.” – Jim Rohn

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

“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

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

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

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford

“All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like, and trust.” – Bob Burg

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

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James

Famous Sales Quotes

Below are some motivational sales quotes from famous personalities and icons.

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

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

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“True nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson

“A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” – William Shakespeare

“Don’t bother telling the world you are ready. Show it. Do it.” – Peter Dinklage

“How you sell is more important than what you sell.” – Andy Paul, author, speaker and strategist, Zero-Time Selling

“You don’t have to be liked to be trusted.” – Keenan, CEO/President, A Sales Guy

“You don’t have to be the smartest person in the room. You don’t have to rely on luck or getting a better territory. You just have to plan your work and work your plan. It works every time it’s tried.” – Kelly Riggs, Founder & President, The Business LockerRoom

“The greatest only become the greatest because they are willing to expose themselves to people who can help them become better. Your goal is to find those around who can and will do just that for you.” – Mark Hunter, sales speaker and trainer, The Sales Hunter

“Great sellers go into a meeting with multiple next-steps; this allows them to proactively respond if a plan does not unfold as planned.” – Tibor Shanto, Chief Sales Officer, Renbor Sales Solutions

“The focus from years of negative conditioning is to look at weaknesses or talents ranked lower instead of focusing on those strengths or talents ranked higher. To increase sales leadership we must begin with knowing one’s talents not one’s weaknesses.” – Leanne Hoagland-Smith, Chief Results Officer, Advanced Systems

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

“Sales enablement can’t be reactive. It has to be a full-blown strategy that’s woven into the fabric of the company.” – Roderick Jefferson, CEO, Roderick Jefferson & Associates

“The top salespeople are usually the ones with the most activity; it doesn’t guarantee you will close more deals, but if you have no activity, you won’t be closing any deals.” – Colleen Honan, Chief Sales Officer, Brainshark

“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” – Seth Godin, Founder and CEO, Seth Godin Productions

“You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.” – Andy Warhol

“If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.” – Chester A. Arthur

“I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way.” – Gustav Mahler

“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.

“Missing a train is only painful if you run after it! Likewise, not matching the idea of success others expect from you is only painful if that’s what you are seeking.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Humor is the universal solvent against the abrasive elements of life.” – Alan Simpson

“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

“When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.” – Walter Payton

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find it was in vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” – T.E. Lawrence

“I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.” – Abraham Lincoln

“And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“Don’t become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.” – Zig Ziglar, legendary sales author and speaker

“Success looks a lot like failure up until the moment you break through the finish line.” – Dan Waldschmidt, Co-CEO, Edgy Inc.

“Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day.” – Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO, VaynerMedia

“Establishing trust is better than any sales technique.” – Mike Puglia, Chief Marketing Officer, Kaseya

“Refuse to attach a negative meaning to the word ‘no.’ View it as feedback. ‘No’ tells you to change your approach, create more value or try again later.” – Anthony Iannarino, best-selling author and keynote speaker

“The best salespeople know that their expertise can become their enemy in selling.” – Mike Bosworth, author, speaker and sales trainer, Mike Bosworth Leadership

“Today, the salesperson isn’t the sole conduit of information to the firms.  If the buyer has a poor experience with a seller, they’ll simply move onto the next channel.” – Mary Shea, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

“Having the aspiration to be memorable is easy. The hard part is creating a crisp message you want others to articulate when you’re no longer in the room.” – Dr. Carmen Simon, Cognitive Neuroscientist, Memzy

“Willpower is a finite resource in every person’s day – if a work environment contains elements that further promote distraction, rep productivity could be drained even faster.” – Peter Zink, Director, Sales Training and Enablement, Forrester Research

“To be seen as a credible and trusted advisor, every touch you have with a customer should provide added value.” – Sharon Gillenwater, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Boardroom Insiders

“There are three choices in life: be good, get good, or give up.” – Hugh Laurie (as House)

“You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” – Walt Disney

“You’ve got enemies? Good, that means you stood up for something in your life.” – Eminem

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” – John Wooden

“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

Leadership Sales Quotes

Here are some quotes to inspire you to become a better leader.

“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

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

“The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” – Theodore M. Hesburgh

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” – John Maxwell

Best Sales Quotes From Movies

Here’s a compilation of famous sales-related lines from movies and television. 

“The most valuable commodity I know of is information.” – Gordon Gekko (Wall Street, 1987)

“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” – Gordon Gekko (Wall Street, 1987)

“So you listen to me and you listen well. Are you behind on you credit card bills? Good, pick up the phone and start dialing! Is your landlord ready to evict you? Good! Pick up the phone and start dialing! Does your girlfriend think you’re f**king worthless loser? Good! Pick up the phone and start dialing! I want you to deal with your problems by becoming rich!” – Jordan Belfort (The Wolf of Wall Street, 2013)

“There are two kinds of people: sheep and sharks. Anyone who is a sheep is fired. Who is a sheep?” – 80’s guy (Futurama)

“You’re a shark. Sharks are winners, and they don’t look back because they have no necks. Necks are for sheep.” – 80’s guy (Futurama)

“I’m not in the meth business. I’m in the empire business.” – Walter White (Breaking Bad, season 5)

“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda (Star Wars, 1980)

“Show Me the Money…” – Rod Tidwell (Jerry Maguire, 2006)

“ABC. “A”, always. “B”, be. “C”, closing. ALWAYS BE CLOSING. Always be closing.” – Blake (Glengarry Glen Ross,1992)

“Put that coffee down!! Coffee’s for closers only.” – Blake (Glengarry Glen Ross,1992)

“A-I-D-A. Attention, interest, decision, action. Attention — do I have your attention? Interest — are you interested? I know you are because it’s f*$k or walk. You close or you hit the bricks! Decision — have you made your decision for Christ?!! And action. A-I-D-A; get out there!! You got the prospects comin’ in; you think they came in to get out of the rain? Guy doesn’t walk on the lot unless he wants to buy. Sitting out there waiting to give you their money! Are you gonna take it? Are you man enough to take it?” – Blake (Glengarry Glen Ross,1992)

“There is no such thing as a no sale call. A sale is made on every call you make. Either you sell the client some stock or he sells you a reason he can’t. Either way a sale is made, the only question is who is gonna close? You or him? Now be relentless, that’s it, I’m done.” – Jim Young (Boiler Room, 2000)

“They say money can’t buy happiness? Look at the f*$king smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby.” – Jim Young (Boiler Room, 2000)

“There’s an important phrase that we use here, and think it’s time that you all learned it. Act as if. You understand what that means? Act as if you are the f*$king President of this firm. Act as if.” – Jim Young (Boiler Room, 2000)

“The key to this business is personal relationships.” – Rod Tidwell (Jerry Maguire, 2006)

“Think big, think positive, never show any sign of weakness. Always go for the throat. Buy low, sell high.” – Louis Winthorp III (Trading Places, 1983)

“Don’t tell me I can’t do it; don’t tell me it can’t be done!” – Howard Hughes (The Aviator, 2004)

Sales Quotes From Wolf of Wall Street

Famous sales lines from the movie and book that you can use for inspiration.

“One thing I can promise you is that I never ask my clients to judge me on my winners, I ask them to judge me on my losers because I have so few.” – Jordan Belfort

“Just like that I made two grand, the other guys looked at me like I just discovered fire.” – Jordan Belfort

“Every person around here, they want to get rich and they want to get rich quickly. They all want something for nothing.” – Jordan Belfort

“OK, first rule of Wall Street. Nobody – and I don’t care if you’re Warren Buffet or Jimmy Buffet – nobody knows if a stock’s going up, down or fucking sideways, least of all stockbrokers, but we have to pretend we know.” – Mark Hanna

“The name of the game, moving the money from the client’s pocket to your pocket.” – Mark Hanna

“Always keep the client on the Ferris wheel”. – Mark Hanna

“Was all this legal? Absolutely not but we were making more money then we knew what to do with.” – Jordan Belfort

“I don’t think you’re cut out for this job. You look like a kid, and Wall Street’s no place for kids. It’s a place for killers. A place for mercenaries. So in that sense you’re lucky I’m not the one who does the hiring around here.” – Jordan Belfort

“See those little black boxes? They’re called telephones. I’m gonna let you in on a little secret about these telephones. They’re not gonna dial themselves. Okay? Without you, they’re just worthless hunks of plastic. Like a loaded M16 without a trained Marine to pull the trigger.” – Jordan Belfort

“It’s business. Leave your emotions at the door.” – Jordan Belfort

“97% of the people who quit too soon are employed by the 3% who didn’t.” – Jordan Belfort

“Best way to sell something: don’t sell anything. Earn awareness, respect and trust of those who might buy.” – Jordan Belfort

Sales Quotes to Help you Overcome Rejection

Below are some motivational quotes that you can use when you lost a deal or got rejected.

“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

“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

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

“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

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

Sales Quotes About Customers

Motivational quotes that you can use to better understand your customers and be able to close that deal.

“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

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

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

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

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

‍“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

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

Sales Quotes – FAQs

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