Being in sales is tough, to say the least. From dealing with rejection, difficult clients and increasingly competitive atmospheres, sales is a make-or-break industry.

The beginning of the workweek can be a daunting situation where motivation is appreciated and sometimes required in order to start the week on the right foot. We have compiled a list of 25 sales-related quotes to help you get in the selling state of mind and crush your weekly goals.

Customer Experience

  1. “Approach each customer with the idea of helping him or her solve a problem or achieve a goal, not of selling a product or service.” –Brian Tracy

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

3. “Care enough to create value for customers. If you get that part right, selling is easy.” –Anthony Iannarino

Sales Approach

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

5. “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

6. “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

Overcoming Rejection

‍7. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” -Thomas Paine

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

9. “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

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

Closing Sales

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

12. “No matter how many customers you have, each is an individual. The day you start thinking of them as this amorphous ‘collection’ and stop thinking of them as people is the day you start going out of business.” -Dharmesh Shah

13. “You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.” -Diana Ross

14. “I thrive on obstacles. If I’m told that it can’t be done, then I push harder.” -Issa Rae


15. “Accountability breeds responsibility.“ –Stephen Covey

16. “A salesperson’s ethics and values contribute more to sales success than do techniques or strategies.” –Ron Willingham

17. “Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” –Norman Ralph Augustine

18. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” –Jim Rohn


19. “High-level buyers want to talk to people who know more than they do. They hunger not for information but insight.” –Barbara Weaver Smith

20. “There is no easy button in sales. Prospecting is hard, emotionally draining work, and it is the price you have to pay to earn a high income.” –Jeb Blount

21. “Sellers who listen to buyers carefully and then give them the missing ingredients – those are the ones who stand out.” –Deb Calvert


22. “Remember, people don’t believe it when WE say it, they believe it when THEY say it –Shari Levitin

23. “Buyers do business with you, not with your company and not with your technology.” –Joanne Black

24. “If you harness the power of innovation, you’ll convert sales complexity into a brutal competitive advantage.” –Tim Sanders

25. “Sales success comes from the right balance of quality human interaction and appropriate use of supplemental tools.” –Deb Calvert

We hope you enjoyed our compilation of sales quotes to get you motivated this week. Want to read more about sales and advertising? Check out our Blog for all of the latest insights and news.