13 Great Quotes Every Salesperson Should Know

Sales is a tough industry to make it in, no matter what product you’re selling. If you can persevere in your goal of being successful, however, then the rewards can become that much sweeter.

A good salesperson knows that to be successful in what they do they must be personable, respectful, and persistent, willing to get up and keep going after they fail and never giving up on finding new opportunities to succeed. Here are 13 motivational, or inspirational quotes that can help you be the best salesperson you can be.


“Business is like riding a bicycle. Either you keep moving or you fall down.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

If you don’t keep trying, how can you expect to achieve your goals? Anything worth succeeding at in life doesn’t happen over the course of a day.


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

Competition stirs productivity. Use it to your advantage!


“The secret of man’s success resides in his insight into the moods of people, and his tact in dealing with them.” – J. G. Holland

Approach your customer like a person; figure out their lifestyle and how your product can be applicable to their lives.


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

The only one you should worry about is their need of your product. Make your customer understand why they need your product, and money suddenly becomes no issue. Your customer will then want your product, as urgently as possible.


“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

You’re not there to manipulate, you’re there to educate! Again, trust goes a long way.


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

Do you need me to break this down? Just keep trying!


"Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going." - Sam Levenson

You might not run on Energizer batteries, but to reach your goals, you can never give up. You must persevere and find a way to keep going!


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

While you continue on your journey towards success, always look for new opportunities along the way. If you don’t take a chance, you miss out on the chance to succeed.


"A goal is a dream with a deadline." - Napolean Hill

Force yourself to stick to a schedule. Time is a powerful motivating tool.


"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." - Henry Ford

In other words, get up and go do it!


“The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” - John Madden

Andy Dufresne had to literally crawl through 500 yards of fecal-ridden sewage to get to freedom. You shouldn’t have that big of a problem, but the point is, don’t be afraid to get your hands a little dirty.


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

If you don’t take a chance, you will never know how much more comfortable you could be. Putting yourself through a little struggle can come with some serious benefits.


"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." - Steve Jobs

Seeing as innovation is crucial to your success, you can’t really be a follower in sales. You must be innovative when relating to the customer, when finding new ways to acquire leads, and when demonstrating the practicality of your product.