As I am sure anyone in sales is aware, motivation can come and go. In this profession, there are highs and lows, and at the time of the lows, it can be very difficult to keep your motivation high. On the other hand, at the time of your highs, you can be hyper-motivated and on top of the world. So, now the question, how do we find the inspiration to get out of these lows and find our motivation? For me, I find it helpful to read or listen to inspirational sales quotes of those who have achieved success. Whether this is through a blog, book, article, listening to a podcast, or even an interview. Hearing the challenges successful people face and how they overcame it gives me the motivation to push through and overcome my hurdles. 

This is why we have put together some of my favourite motivational sales quotes. If today is that day you are dreading work and can’t seem to put one foot in front of the other, hopefully, this helps. Or, on the other hand, if you come across this article on a good day, set it aside for that inevitable day. Motivate yourself or others on a daily basis with a quote from this list. Enjoy!

“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

  1. “Sales is not about selling anymore, but about building trust and education.”

– Siva Devaki

  1. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110% all the time.”

– Don Zimmer

  1. “When reps take the role of a curious student rather than an informed expert, buyers are much more inclined to engage.”

– Jeff Hoffman

  1. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

– Og Mandino

  1. “Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman, not the attitude of the prospect.”

– William Clement Stone

  1. “Great things are done by a series of small things done together.” 

– Vincent van Gogh

  1. “Approach each customer with the idea of helping him or her solve a problem or achieve a goal, not of selling a product or service.”

– Brian Tracy

  1. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

– Steve Jobs

  1. “Practice is just as valuable as a sale. The sale will make you a living; the skill will make you a fortune.”

– Jim Rohn

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  1. “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says “˜I’m possible!'”

– Audrey Hepburn

  1. “Treat objections as requests for further information.”

– Brian Tracy

  1. “It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right.”

– Mark Hunter

  1. “Care enough to create value for customers. If you get that part right, selling is easy.”

– Anthony Lannarino

  1. “You need to be able to paint a picture in a conversation. The lost part of sales is the storytelling side.”

– Richard Harris

  1. “It is not your customer’s job to remember you. It is your obligation and responsibility to make sure they don’t have the chance to forget you.”

– Patricia Fripp

  1. “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 admiral thing to do.”

– Lori Richardson

  1. “You don’t need a big close, as many sales reps believe. You risk losing your customers when you save all the good stuff for the end. Keep the customer actively involved throughout the presentation, and watch your results improve.”

– Harvey MacKay

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

– Thomas Edison

  1. “Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.”

– Jeffrey Gitomer


We hope you found these sales quotes motivating and inspiring. Whether you are just starting out in sales and trying to get your feet under yourself, or you are a 20-year veteran sales manager, there is no better way to learn than from the experts. Not to say that we are the experts! We just funnel their wisdom into our posts and hope we can assist others in their pursuit of sales excellence. Now, if the inspiring quotes didn’t quite do it for you, or you are looking for another type of motivation check out our best sales jokes. I promise you there will be a few chuckles by the end of that post!

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