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Selling Quotes



Top 15 Selling Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)Selling Quotes

The successful salesperson cares first for the customers, second for the products.

- Philip Kotler (1931- ), American marketing professor, pictured right.



No 2Selling Quotes

The sale merely consummates the courtship. Then the marriage begins. How good the marriage is depends on how well the relationship is managed by the seller,

- Theodore (Ted) Levitt, pictured right, in The Marketing Imagination (1983)


No 3Selling Quotes

The definition of salesmanship is the gentle art of letting the customer have it your way.

- Ray Kroc (1902-84), founder of McDonald’s, pictured right.



No 4Selling Quotes

When you stop talking, you've lost a customer. When you turn your back, you've lost her.

- Estée Lauder (1906-2004), American cosmetics boss, pictured right.



No 5Selling Quotes

Selling... is not marketing.

- Theodore (Ted) Levitt, pictured right, in Marketing Myopia (1960 Harvard Business Review article)



No 6Selling Quotes

If you don’t sell, it’s not the product that’s wrong, it’s you.

- Estée Lauder (1906-2004), American cosmetics tycoon, pictured right.



No 7Selling Quotes

Do you sincerely want to be rich?

(key question to salesmen)

- Bernard (Bernie) Cornfeld (1927–95), American businessman, pictured right.  



No 8Selling Quotes

We’re not screwing the customers. All we’re doing is holding them down while the salespeople screw them.

(the marketing professional’s motto).

- Scott Adams, pictured right, in The Dilbert Principle (1996).



No 9Selling Quotes

A salesman has got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory.

(Charley in the 1949 play Death of a Salesman)

- Arthur Miller (1915-2005), Amrican writer, pictured right.



No 10

A soft answer turns away wrath but grievous words stir up anger,

(Proverbs 15:1)

- the Bible.



No 11Selling Quotes

Talent is being able to sell what you’re feeling.

Elvis Presley (1935-1977), American pop star, pictured right.


No 12

Something better to sell

(marketing slogan)

Procter and Gamble, American company (owner of Gillette, Max Factor, Pampers, Fairy and Ariel)



No 13Selling Quotes

No problem is so great that it cannot be overcome by a salesperson who has the proper motivation,

- Scott Adams, pictured right, The Dilbert Principle (1996).



No 14Selling Quotes

Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners.

- James Stewart (1908-97), American film star, pictured right.



No 15

Selling QuotesPeople don't buy things but buy solutions to problems.

- Theodore (Ted) Levitt, pictured right, in The Marketing Imagination (1982).


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