Sales Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old sales quotes, sales sayings, and sales proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Sales professional is a profession deals with people, it's a people business not a selling job. Sivaprakash Sidhu
Numbers of sales do not correspond to numbers of readers. Michael Korda
The best sales questions have your expertise wrapped into them. Jill Konrath
Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect. William Clement Stone
Selling is a person-to-person business. You cannot send the sales manual out to make the sale. Sales manuals have no legs and no voice. Jim Rohn
Great sales people are relationship builders who provide value and help their customers win. Jeffrey Gitomer
Keep your sales pipeline full by prospecting continuously. Always have more people to see than you have time to see them. Brian Tracy
There's no lotion or potion that will make sales faster and easier for you- unless your potion is hard work. Jeffrey Gitomer
Sales is not about selling anymore, but about building trust and educating. Siva Devaki
In the sales profession, the real work begins after the sale is made. Brian Tracy
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
Sales is this cure all for this problem. Get people to give you their credit card and I guarantee you they're actually interested. Emmett Shear
If you are not moving closer to what you want in sales , you probably aren't doing enough asking. Jack Canfield
To succeed in sales, simply talk to lots of people every day. And here's what's exciting: There are lots of people! Jim Rohn
Best way to sell something; don't sell anything. Earn the awareness, respect, and trust of those who might buy. Rand Fishkin
A salesperson's ethics and values contribute more to sales success than do techniques or strategies. Ron Willingham
Positive, optimistic sales people sell more than pessimistic sales people. Martin Seligman
In sales, a referral is the key to the door of resistance. Bo Bennett
Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. Zig Ziglar
Sales success comes after you stretch yourself past your limits on a daily dasis. Omar Periu
A smart salesperson listens to emotions not fact. Zig Ziglar
The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it. Oscar Wilde
Everything in life is a sale and everything you want is a commision. Anonymous
Sales is a business of relationships, and you must cultivate customers with tenderness and love, like cabbages in winter, even if the customer is an egomaniacal asshole you want to hit with a shovel. Max Barry
Sales may lead to advertising as much as advertising leads to sale. Michael Schudson
Ninety percent of selling is conviction and 10 percent is persuasion. Shiv Khera
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
Selling is really about having conversations with people and helping improve their company or their life. If you look at it like that, selling is a very admirable thing to do. Lori Richardson
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
In sales, it's not what you say; it's how they perceive what you say Jeffrey Gitomer