18 Inspirational Quotes to Motivate Your Sales Team

Looking to motivate your sales team?

We’ve collected some of our favorite quotes on perseverance and success to keep your sales team inspired and motivated!

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Motivate Your Sales Team

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. - Norman Ralph Augustine

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” – Norman Ralph Augustine Tweet: “Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. - Norman Ralph Augustine, via @cfsplaybook

Always do your best What you plant now, you will harvest later. - Og Mandino

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino Tweet: “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” - Og Mandino, via @cfsplaybook

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time. - Thomas Edison

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison Tweet: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time.” - Thomas Edison, via @cfsplaybook

George Addair

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair Tweet: “Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” - George Addair, via @cfsplaybook

Jim Cathcart

“Become the person who would attract the results you seek.” – Jim Cathcart Tweet: “Become the person who would attract the results you seek.” - Jim Cathcart, via @cfsplaybook

Florence Nightingale

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale Tweet: “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” - Florence Nightingale, via @cfsplaybook

Thomas Jefferson

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson Tweet: “Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” - Thomas Jefferson, via @cfsplaybook

Sam Levenson

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson Tweet: “Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” - Sam Levenson, via @cfsplaybook

Thomas Paine

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine Tweet: “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” - Thomas Paine, via @cfsplaybook

Zig Ziglar

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” – Zig Ziglar Tweet: “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” - Zig Ziglar, via @cfsplaybook

Jill Konrath

I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?” – Jill Konrath Tweet: “I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?” - Jill Konrath, via @cfsplaybook

Vince Lombardi(1)

“Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” – Vince Lombardi Tweet: “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.” - Vince Lombardi, via @cfsplaybook

Mark Hunter

“It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right.” – Mark Hunter Tweet: “It’s not about having the right opportunities. It’s about handling the opportunities right.” - Mark Hunter, via @cfsplaybook

Napolean Hill

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napolean Hill Tweet: “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” - Napolean Hill, via @cfsplaybook

Henry Ford

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” – Henry Ford Tweet: “You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.” - Henry Ford, via @cfsplaybook

Babe Ruth

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth Tweet: “You just can't beat the person who never gives up.” - Babe Ruth, via @cfsplaybook

Winston Churchill

“Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.” – Winston Churchill Tweet: “Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.” - Winston Churchill, via @cfsplaybook

Wayne Dyer

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” – Wayne Dyer Tweet: “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.” - Wayne Dyer, via @cfsplaybook

We hope you enjoyed these quotes!

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By | 2017-06-13T17:07:23+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Sales Leaders, Sales Success|29 Comments

About the Author:

Rebecca Smith is the Director of Marketing at Criteria for Success. She writes about sales, sales leadership, social selling best practices, time management, and anything related to helping others discover success. Be sure to say hi on Twitter @RebeckerSmith.

29 Comments

  1. Barry Hall August 25, 2015 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Many thanks great quotes thanks for sharing.

    • Rebecca Smith August 26, 2015 at 12:19 pm - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed them, Barry! Thank you so much for sharing!

      Rebecca

  2. Ken S. October 16, 2015 at 1:01 am - Reply

    Really enjoyed the quotes here! Good Job!

    • Rebecca Smith October 16, 2015 at 11:06 am - Reply

      Thanks so much, Ken! Glad you enjoyed the quotes!

  3. Nadine December 23, 2015 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Great quotes! Thanks for sharing!

  4. David July 22, 2016 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Many of these quotes speak to the power of persistence. In sales you have to be persistent and ask for the sale a minimum of three times. You may also have to visit the potential customer many times before you can even call them your customer.

    • Rebecca Smith July 25, 2016 at 9:33 am - Reply

      Excellent observation, David! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Tucker August 19, 2016 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Hi! This post could not be written any better! What great quotes! Thanks for sharing!

  6. philip ngunyu August 25, 2016 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Nice stuff

    • Rebecca Smith August 26, 2016 at 11:27 am - Reply

      Thank you, Philip!

  7. L R BHATIAlr October 20, 2016 at 4:52 am - Reply

    Excellent quotes

    • Rebecca Smith October 20, 2016 at 9:36 am - Reply

      Thank you!!

  8. Nasheed Ameen C December 31, 2016 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Thank You so much for sharing

    • Rebecca Smith February 2, 2017 at 9:29 am - Reply

      And thank you so much for reading it! Have a great day!

  9. Anurag sunil January 3, 2017 at 2:36 am - Reply

    Great work!

    • Rebecca Smith February 2, 2017 at 9:28 am - Reply

      Thank you!

  10. Niel Jhon March 29, 2017 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Thankyou so much for this Motivation Brother. It can Help to Encourage Each other And Also OurSelf!

  11. Sulemana Braimah April 12, 2017 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Great work

    • Rebecca Smith April 12, 2017 at 11:09 am - Reply

      Thank you!!!

  12. Moses April 25, 2017 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Great work, Keep sharing, I like them.

    • Rebecca Smith April 26, 2017 at 10:23 am - Reply

      Thanks so much!!

  13. Herman Sahdi May 2, 2017 at 3:36 am - Reply

    Thank you. The word motivate me more

  14. Vrinda July 18, 2017 at 9:52 am - Reply

    really motivating stuff.
    I’m feeling energetic.
    Thank you for your assistance.

  15. Samuel July 23, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Good one…thanks..

  16. rob August 1, 2017 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Fantastic list of quotes

  17. robert August 1, 2017 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Great list of quotes thanks!

  18. Jacob August 25, 2017 at 6:38 am - Reply

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  19. Forrest October 6, 2017 at 8:12 pm - Reply

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  20. Amit October 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Excellent…
    Please advice how we can motivated every movement?

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