75 Inspiring Sales Quotes To Motivate Sales Professionals

Being a sales representative is tough. You're always on the grind, chasing leads and trying to close more deals.

However, you need some motivation to crush your sales quota at times—a reminder of why you love what you do. Or perhaps you need a morale boost after losing a sale you thought you would close.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of inspiring sales quotes that will remind you that while the road to success isn’t easy, it’s worth it. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed, demotivated, rejected, or just need to hear something positive, you’ll find these inspiring quotes for sales teams helpful.

Let’s get motivated, shall we?

Inspiring Quotes for Sales Teams and Sales Professionals

  1. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar
  2. “The one thing you’re putting off or dreading? That’s your brain telling you it’s the thing you need to do most and next. Get it done. Stop dreading. Do.“ – Nancy Nardin
  3. “Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude.” – Ralph Marston
  4. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you'll harvest later.” – Og Mandino
  5. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.“ – John Wooden
  6. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser
  7. “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” – Bob Hooey
  8. “If football taught me anything about business, it is that you win the game one play at a time.” – Fran Tarkenton
  9. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
  10. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  11. You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day. – Marian Wright Edelman
  12. What differentiates sellers today is their ability to bring fresh ideas. – Jill Konrath
  13. “Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson
  14. “Before LinkedIn and other social networks, in the sales world, ABC stood for Always Be Closing. Now it means Always Be Connecting.” – Jill Rowley
  15. “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
  16. “You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth
  17. “Dream big! There are no limitations to how good you can become or how high you can rise except the limits you put on yourself.” – Brian Tracy
  18. “Grit, in a word, is stamina. But it’s not just stamina in your effort. It’s also stamina in your direction, stamina in your interests. If you are working on different things but all of them very hard, you’re not really going to get anywhere. You’ll never become an expert.” – Angela Duckworth
  19. “Become the person who would attract the results you seek.” – Jim Cathcart
  20. “You must expect great things from yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
  21. “It’s no longer about interrupting, pitching, and closing. It's about listening, diagnosing and prescribing.” – Mark Roberge
  22. “If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you'll find a way.” – Roy T. Bennett
  23. “Today is always the most productive day of your week.” – Mark Hunter
  24. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  25. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee
  26. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
  27. “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” – Pablo Picasso
  28. “There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” – Brian Tracy
  29. “Great salespeople are relationship builders who provide value and help their customers win.” – Jeffrey Gitomer
  30. “Courage is not having the strength to go on; it's going on when you don’t have the strength.” – Teddy Roosevelt
  31. “If you don’t believe in what you’re selling, neither will your prospect.” – Frank Bettger
  32. “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
  33. “Sales enablement can’t be reactive. It has to be a full-blown strategy that’s woven into the fabric of the company.” – Roderick Jefferson
  34. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
  35. “I’m not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey
  36. “What you focus on is what you get.” – Bob Burg
  37. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton
  38. “How you sell is more important than what you sell.” – Andy Paul
  39. “Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on discipline.” – Jocko Willink
  40. “Establishing trust is better than any sales technique.” – Mike Puglia
  41. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John R. Wooden
  42. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill
  43. “There is no magic to closing. There are no magic phrases. Closing the deal is completely dependent on the situation.” – Alice Heiman
  44. “I never lose. I either win or learn.” – Nelson Mandela
  45. Growth and comfort do not coexist. – Ginni Rometty
  46. “If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” – Seth Godin
  47. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine
  48. “Sellers who listen to buyers carefully and then give them the missing ingredients – those are the ones who stand out.” – Deb Calvert
  49. “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford
  50. “Sometimes the most influential thing we can do is listen.“ – Bob Burg
  51. “When reps take the role of a curious student rather than an informed expert, buyers are much more inclined to engage.” – Jeff Hoffman
  52. “If you're working on something you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs
  53. “The best salespeople wonder what it would be like to be in the other person’s shoes. They know they can’t play that game unless they continually strive to train themselves in how we as human beings communicate.” – Bob Phibbs
  54. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
  55. “Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them” – Ann Landers
  56. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford
  57. “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
  58. “The major difference between successful and unsuccessful people is that the former look for problems to resolve, whereas the latter make every attempt to avoid them.” – Grant Cardone
  59. “Approach each customer with the idea of helping them solve a problem or achieve a goal, not of selling a product or service.” – Brian Tracy
  60. “True productivity comes from allowing yourself to make mistakes. Do so, and you’ll succeed more often than any ten perfectionists.” – Laura Stack
  61. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.” – W. Clement Stone
  62. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
  63. “Success looks a lot like failure up until the moment you break through the finish line.” – Dan Waldschmidt
  64. “Sales success comes after you stretch yourself past your limits on a daily basis.” – Omar Periu
  65. “To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don’t close a sale, open a relationship.” – Patricia Fripp
  66. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson
  67. “Practice is just as valuable as a sale. The sale will make you a living; the skill will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn
  68. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time – Thomas Edison
  69. “The story is the heart of the sale.” – Matthew Pollard
  70. “Prospecting – find the man with the problem.” – Ben Friedman
  71. “Either run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn
  72. Great sellers go into a meeting with multiple next-steps; this allows them to proactively respond if a plan does not unfold as planned.” – Tibor Shanto
  73. “Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.” – Thomas J. Watson Jr
  74. “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
  75. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller

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