Sales Quotes

Most popular sales quotes

Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable.


Persuasion is effective even when the subject recognizes the technique. Everyone knows that stores list prices at $9.99 because $10.00 sounds like too much. It still works.


People will buy anything that is 'one to a customer.'

business persuasion

There are no dumb customers.

business customers

The fish sees the bait, not the hook.
— Chinese proverb

Chinese proverbs proverbs

Inequality of knowledge is the key to a sale.


When you stop talking, you've lost your customer.


If you don't sell, it's not the product that's wrong, it's you.
Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to sell it.
A successful salesman sells his goods on their merit—not by knocking his competitor.


Simon & Schuster runs a sales contest every year. The winners get to keep their jobs.
It takes less to keep an old customer satisfied than to get a new customer interested.

business management

When one has the right swing and enthusiasm, selling is not unlike hunting, a veritable sport.
There is no such thing as 'soft sell' and 'hard sell', there is only 'smart sell' and 'stupid sell'.
The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.
She doesn't want to touch it. She doesn't want to smell it. She doesn't want to hear it. Lord love her. She's a Mail Order Freak.
For a salesman, there is no rock bottom to life.  He don't put a bolt to a nut, he don't tell you the law or give you medicine.  He's a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine.
In the jungle of the marketplace, the intelligent buyer must be alert to every commercial sound, to every snapping of a selling twig, to every rustle that may signal the uprising arm holding the knife pointed toward the jugular vein.