101 Sales Quotes That can Drive Your Sales Team in 2021

101 Sales Quotes That Can Drive Your Sales Team in 2021

Inspirational sales quotes can work wonders toward improving sales motivation. To push your team to succeed day in and day out, sometimes they need a little sales encouragement. These famous quotes offer the right motivation to get your teams excited. 

Here are some of the best motivational sales quotes, famous quotes, funny sales quotes and powerful sales quotes to get your team moving. 

  1. “Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength.” —  Teddy Roosevelt
  2. “If you don’t believe in what you’re selling, neither will your prospect.” —  Frank Bettger
  3. “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
  4. “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
  5. “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” —  Steve Jobs
  6. “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
  7. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — C.S. Lewis
  8. “Excellence is not a skill. It’s an attitude.” —  Ralph Marston
  9. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything.“ —  John Wooden
  10. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” — Walt Disney
  11. “I’m not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” —  Stephen Covey
  12. “What you focus on is what you get.” —  Bob Burg
  13. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” —  Conrad Hilton
  14. “How you sell is more important than what you sell.” —  Andy Paul
  15. “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
  16. Become the person who would attract the results you seek.” — Jim Cathcart
  17. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” —  Michael Jordan
  18. “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
  19. “It’s no longer about interrupting, pitching and closing. It is about listening, diagnosing and prescribing.” —  Mark Roberge
  20. “If you don’t give up on something you truly believe in, you will find a way.” — Roy T. Bennett
  21. “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
  22. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” —  George Addair
  23. “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” — Pablo Picasso
    There are no limits to what you can accomplish except the limits you place on your own thinking
  24. “There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking.” —  Brian Tracy
  25. “Great salespeople are relationship builders who provide value and help their customers win.” —  Jeffrey Gitomer
  26. “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
  27. “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
  28. “True productivity comes from allowing yourself to make mistakes. Do so, and you’ll succeed more often than any ten perfectionists.” —  Laura Stack
  29. “To build a long-term, successful enterprise, when you don’t close a sale, open a relationship.” —  Patricia Fripp
  30. “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” —  Willie Nelson
  31. “Practice is just as valuable as a sale. The sale will make you a living; the skill will make you a fortune.” —  Jim Rohn
  32. “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” —  Bob Hooey
  33. “The story is the heart of the sale.” —  Matthew Pollard
  34. “Either run the day or the day runs you.” — Jim Rohn
  35. 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
  36. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” — Og Mandino
  37. “Become the person who would attract the results you seek.” — Jim Cathcart
  38. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” — Sam Levenson
  39. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” — Mark Twain
  40. “Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.” — Jeffrey Gitomer
  41. “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” — Thomas Jefferson
  42. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” — Tony Robbins
  43. “There is always room at the top.” — Daniel Webster
  44. “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” — Yogi Berra
  45. “It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right.” — Mark Hunter
  46. “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” — Napoleon Hill
  47. “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” — Vince Lombardi
  48. “Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.” — Christopher Morley
  49. “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” — Sheryl Sandberg
  50. “Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.” — Zig Ziglar
  51. “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” — Henry Ford
  52. “Trying is winning in the moment.” — Dan Waldschmidt
  53. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” — Thomas Edison
  54.  “We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me or get out of my way.” — George S. Patton
  55. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretzky
  56. “Well done is better than well said.” — Benjamin Franklin
  57. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” — Bruce Lee
  58. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” — Amelia Earhart
  59. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” — Lucille Ball
  60. “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
  61. “Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all deadly sins.” — Edith Wharton
  62. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110% all the time.” — Don Zimmer
    Great things are done by a series of small things done together
  63. “Great things are done by a series of small things done together.” — Vincent van Gogh
  64. “What we dwell on is who we become.” — Oprah Winfrey
  65. “There is little success where there is little laughter.” — Andrew Carnegie
  66. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” — Thomas Paine
  67. “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
  68. “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
  69. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson and Albert Einstein.” —  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  70. “Before LinkedIn and other social networks, in the sales world, ABC stood for Always Be Closing. Now it means Always Be Connecting.” —  Jill Rowley
  71. “High expectations are the key to everything.” — Sam Walton
  72. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein
  73. “It is not necessary to do extraordinary things to get extraordinary results.” — Warren Buffett
  74. “What differentiates sellers today is their ability to bring fresh ideas.” — Jill Konrath
  75. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill
  76. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” — Wayne Dyer
  77. “Lean in, speak out, have a voice in your organization, and never use the word ‘sorry.'” — Trish Bertuzzi
  78. “Fortune favors the bold.” — Virgil
  79. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” — John D. Rockefeller
  80. “If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?” — Joe Namath
  81. “Whatever you are, be a good one.” — Abraham Lincoln
  82. “Fall down seven times and stand up eight.” — Proverb
  83. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” — Florence Nightengale
  84. “Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” — Norman Ralph Augustine
  85. “The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” — John Madden
  86. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” — John R. Wooden
  87. “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m possible!'” — Audrey Hepburn
  88. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them yourself.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  89. “Refuse to attach a negative meaning to the word ‘no.’ View it as feedback. ‘No’ tells you to change your approach, create more value or try again later.” —  Anthony Iannarino
  90. “Missing a train is only painful if you run after it! Likewise, not matching the idea of success others expect from you is only painful if that’s what you are seeking.” —  Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  91. “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find it was in vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” —  T.E. Lawrence
  92. “Willpower is a finite resource in every person’s day —  if a work environment contains elements that further promote distraction, rep productivity could be drained even faster.” —  Peter Zink
  93.  “The greatest only become the greatest because they are willing to expose themselves to people who can help them become better. Your goal is to find those around who can and will do just that for you.” —  Mark Hunter
  94. “I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity. My Nation expects me to be physically and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down, I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight.” —  U.S. Navy SEALs credo
  95. “The focus from years of negative conditioning is to look at weaknesses or talents ranked lower instead of focusing on those strengths or talents ranked higher. To increase sales leadership we must begin with knowing one’s talents not one’s weaknesses.” —  Leanne Hoagland-Smith
  96. “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
  97.  “Having the aspiration to be memorable is easy. The hard part is creating a crisp message you want others to articulate when you’re no longer in the room.” – Dr. Carmen Simon
  98.  “To be seen as a credible and trusted advisor, every touch you have with a customer should provide added value.” —  Sharon Gillenwater
    You dont have to be the smartest person in the room
  99. “You don’t have to be the smartest person in the room and you don’t have to rely on luck or getting a better territory. You just have to plan your work and work your plan. It works every time it’s tried.” —  Kelly Riggs
  100. “The top salespeople are usually the ones with the most activity; it doesn’t guarantee you will close more deals, but if you have no activity, you won’t be closing any deals.” —  Colleen Honan
  101. “A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” —  William Shakespeare

Attach at least one of these quotes with each email you send to your sales reps for daily sales motivation. You could do a sales quote of the day or something similar to keep up interest in them. Print them out and hang them up around the office for continuous morale boosts whenever your team needs it. 

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