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26 Sales Quotes From Some of the World’s Most Successful People

Great quotes can be inspiring, illuminating, and break down complex ideas into easy to understand soundbites. This is why they’ve been the source for countless memes, posters, and inspirational ice-breakers in team meetings, presentations, and kickoffs. We love easily consumable information, especially in sales.

So we’ve decided to compile a list of the best sales quotes that we could find from business leaders of yesterday and today so that you could have them all in one place.

Feel free to print this out and hang it above your desk so that the next time you need a reminder or simply just want to be inspired you can just look up.

1. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney

2. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” –Wayne Dyer

3. “Great things are done by a series of small things done together.” –Vincent van Gogh

4. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” -Henry Ford

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

6. “One of the best predictors of ultimate success … isn’t natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections.” –Daniel H. Pink

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

8. “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.” –Winston Churchill

9. “Success in sales is the result of discipline, dedication and sacrifice.” – Thomas Roy Cromwell

10. “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

11. “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

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

13. “The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse.” – John Mason

14. “For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough.” – Zig Ziglar

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

16. “The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.” – Napoleon Hill

17. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” – Ann Landers

18. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” -Bruce Lee

19. “There is always room at the top.” – Daniel Webster

20. “Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.” – Mary Kay Ash

21. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson

22. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

23. “You can have everything in life you want if you just help other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

24. “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford

25. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky

26. “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary” – Vince Lombardi