86 Motivational Salesman Quotes to Inspire Success

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Being in sales or marketing is one of the most challenging jobs in the world as it comes with rejections, worries, and hassles. But you can succeed and excel at it by reminding yourself that this is the life you chose.

Motivational Salesman Quotes to Inspire Success

Sometimes, salespeople need some pieces of motivation in order to get over stress from lost sales, to be able to remind them that they love what they are doing. If you know someone struggling or if you are the one in that situation, take some time to go over these motivational salesman quotes so you can inspire them or yourself to be successful.

1.“A smart salesperson knows how to listen to feelings, not facts” – Anonymous

2. “I’ve never worked a day in my life without selling. If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard”, – Estee Lauder

3. “Most people think that selling is similar to talking. But the most effective salesperson knows that listening is the essential part of their work”.– Roy Bartell

4. “Sales are liable upon the salesman attitude, not the prospect’s attitude”, – William Clement Stone

5. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You cannot live long enough to make them yourself.” – Roosevelt

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

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

8. “The competitor to be afraid of is the one who never bothers you at all, but goes on making his own business better constantly.” – Henry Ford

9. “The difference between a successful person and other isn’t lack of strength, lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – says Vince Lombardi

10. “If football taught me anything about business, it’s that you win the game one play at a time.” – Fran Tarkenton

11. “Freedom rings when you realize you can become what you never thought you could become.”– Richie Norton

12. “You are a good salesman if you make people buy a product that they do not need.” – Toba Beta

13. “Success does not judge one man for being worthy above another. Success does not choose you because of your family and existing wealth.” – Chris Murray


14. “A real salesman knows how to engage anyone, anytime, anywhere in a sensible conversation.” – Honeya

15. “Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.” – says Jeff Gitomer

16. “You do not a close sale, you open a relationship.” – Rahim Kassam

17. “You cannot beat the person who never gives up.” – Lori Cheek

18. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is a progress; Working together is Success.”– Henry Ford

19. “We do not sell a Service. We Sell an Experience.” – Christopher Savage

20. “People will forget what you said and you did, but people won’t forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

21. “It takes months to find a customer, seconds to lose one.” – Ann Johnson

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

23. “Always deliver more than expected.” – Larry Page

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

25. “Believe in yourself. Have faith in your capabilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you can’t be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale.

26. “The key isn’t to prioritize what is in your schedule but schedule your priorities.” – says Stephen Covey

27. “It is a wonderful thing to be optimistic. It keeps you healthy and resilient.” – says Daniel Kahneman

28. “In business, you are the chief salesman. Create a sense of demand rather than waiting to have demand.” – Barbara Corcoran

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

30. “It is not about having the right opportunities. It is about handling the opportunities right.” – Mark Hunter


31. “Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi

32. “Fall down 7 times and stand up 8.” – Proverb

33. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

34. “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.” – Churchill

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

36. “High expectations are the key to everything.” – Sam Walton

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

38. “If you’re not moving closer to what you want in sales, you aren’t probably doing enough asking.” – Jack Canfield

39. “To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you do not close a sale, open a relationship.” – Patricia Fripp

40. “Timid salesmen have skinny children.” – ZigZiglar

41. “Sales success comes after you stretch yourself past your limits on a daily basis.”– Omar Periu

42. “Motivation is what gets started. Habit is what keep you going.” – Jim Rohn

43. “Value the relationship more than the quota.” – Jeff Gitomer

44. “Do not worry about the failures, worry about the chances you miss when you do not even try.” – Jack Canfield

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

46. “There is no lotion or potion that will make sales quicker and easier for your, unless your potion is hard work.” – Jeffery Gitomer

47. “Keep yourself positive, cheerful, and goal-oriented. Sales success is 80 percent attitude & only 20 percent aptitude.” – Brian Tracy

48. “There’s little success where there’s little laughter.” – Andrew Carnegie

49. “Develop an attitude of gratitude. Say ‘Thank You” to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.” – Brian Tracy

50. “Be miserable or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it is always your choice.”– Wayne Dyer

51. “Great things are done by a series of little things done together.” – Van Gogh

52. “It’s not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary outcomes.” – Warren Buffet

53. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, thus most people do not recognize them.” – Ann Landers

54. “Excellence isn’t a skill. It is an attitude.” – Ralph Marston

55. “If opportunity does not knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

56. “Today is always the most productive day of your week.’ – says Mark Hunter

57. “Every brand is not for everybody, everybody is not for every brand.” – Liz Lange

58. “If you do not give up on something you truly believe in, you’ll find a way.” – Roy Bennett

59. “Do not watch the clock do what it does. KEEP GOING.” – Sam Levenson

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

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

62. “Don’t let what you can’t do to interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

63. “It doesn’t matter how you slow you go as long as you don’t stop.” – Confucius

64. “Believe you can and you are halfway there.” – says Theodore Roosevelt

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

66. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they do not quit.” – Conrad Hilton

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

68. “Customers do not care at all whether you close deals or not. They care about improving their business.”– Aaron Ross

69. “You’re what you repeatedly do. Excellence then isn’t an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

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

71. “Treat objections as requests for further information.” – Brain Tracy


72. “One of the best predictors of ultimate success is not natural talent or industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections.” – Daniel Pink

73. “Obstacles are essential for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after several struggles & countless defeats.” – Og Mandino

74. “Victory is sweetest when you have known defeat.”– Malcolm Forbes

75. “Every sale has 5 basic obstacles, no trust, no desire, no hurry, no need, and no money.”– Zig Ziglar

76. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

77. “Whenever a person or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.” – Thomas Watson Jr.

78. “If you work just for money, you will never make it. But if you love what you’re doing, and always put the customer first, success will be yours.” – Ray Kroc

79. “The wise man puts himself last and finds himself first.” – Lao Tsu

80. “Nothing’s impossible, the word itself says, <I am possible>.”– Audrey Hepburn

81. “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – says Picasso

82. “I’m not a product of my circumstances. I’m a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

83. “Accept failure since it is part of the process.” – Anonymous

84. “I would rather regret the things I have done than regret things that I have not done.” – Lucille Ball

85. “You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”– C.S Lewis

86. “The difference between involvement & commitment is like ham and egg. The chicken is involved, while the pig is committed.” – Martina Navratilova


Overcoming obstacles, being wise and having the right commitment are some of the traits of a resilient salesman. Salesmen don’t see hurdles as the end of the journey but rather as part of the journey and they know that what matters is the finish line. Never fear about being rejected. Accept that rejection is part of our lives and it shouldn’t bother us in any way. Instead of feeling down because of rejections, fuel your desires and dreams to get to that next prospect. We hope that we have inspired you with our amazing and motivating collections of salesman quotes. Happy Selling!