33 Sales Quotes to Motivate and Inspire Salespeople

If you are in business, whether you like it or not, you are a salesperson. If you think you are not, ask yourself how you have grown your business and how you are going to continue to do so. Before that reality sinks in and you find yourself "down in the dumps" about it, today we have cherry-picked some inspirational and motivational sales quotes to give you a boost and have you on your way to your next sale!

Some of the greatest thinkers, leaders, businessmen and women from the beginning of time were confronted with rejection, fear and hard times. They came out of their comfort zone, tried their luck and overcame failure with persistence and tenacity. Each time they failed, they became stronger and that was what made them successful.

Motivation comes and goes. Sometimes we are very focused and motivated. Other times we do not even want to pick up the phone. Where do we find inspiration to get out of this decline in sales motivation?  It is often useful to listen to the wise words of those who have already achieved great success. So, next time you’re feeling disempowered, take a look at these 33 Sales Quotes to Motivate and Inspire Salespeople.

1. “Motivation is what gets you started. habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Rohn

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

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

4. “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

5. “If you are not moving closer to what you want in sales (or in life), you probably aren’t doing enough asking.” – Jack Canfield

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

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

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

9. “I have never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard.” – Estée Lauder

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

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

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

13. “Nobody likes to be sold to, but everybody likes to buy.” – Earl Taylor

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

15. “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

16. “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

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

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

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

20. "Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." – Steve Jobs

21. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

23. "I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse." – Florence Nightengale

24. "Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you." – Thomas Jefferson

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

26. "Trying is winning in the moment." – Dan Waldschmidt

27.  "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." – Mark Twain

28. "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." – John D. Rockefeller

29. “Make A Customer, Not A Sale.” – Katherine Barchetti

30. "High expectations are the key to everything." – Sam Walton

31. "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." – John R. Wooden

32. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." – C.S. Lewis

33. "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." – Henry Ford

Are there any powerful sales quotes that inspire you that are not listed here? Let us know, we would love to hear from you.