Great Thoughts on Sales, Business & Success 4Great quotations can make you think, laugh or persevere. Sometimes all three at once. Here are some more of my favorites:

“No computer network with pretty graphics can ever replace the salespeople that make our society work.” —Clifford Stoll

“Any business arrangement that is not profitable to the other person will in the end prove unprofitable for you. The bargain that yields mutual satisfaction is the only one that is apt to be repeated.” —B.C. Forbes

“Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.” —Joyce Brothers

“Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” —John Wesley

“I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.” —Wilson Mizner

“Never dull your shine for somebody else.” —Tyra Banks

“Defeat is nothing but the first step to something better.” —Wendell Phillips

“A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.” —Kahlil Gibran

“If you aren’t making any mistakes, it’s a sure sign you’re playing it too safe.”   —John Maxwell

“Yes, I sell people things they don’t need. I can’t, however, sell them something they don’t want.” —John O’Toole

“Experience shows that success is due less to ability that to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.” —Charles Buxton

“I can’t believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.” —Lou Holtz

“The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.” —Napoleon Hill

“Fortune favors the brave.” —Publius Terence

“Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!” —Og Mandino

“Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.” —Gail Sheehy

“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.”         —Oscar Wilde

“Men are born to succeed, not fail.” —Henry David Thoreau

“Some regard private enterprise as if it were a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look upon it as a cow that they can milk. Only a handful see it for what it really is: the strong horse that pulls the whole cart.” —Winston Churchill

“Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.”   —Isabel Allende

“We want consumers to say, ‘That’s a hell of a product’ instead of, ‘That’s a hell of an ad.’” —Leo Burnett

“Thinking is the hardest work there is. That’s probably why so few people do it.” —Henry Ford

For more of my favorite quotations, check out Great Thoughts on Sales, Business and Success; More Great Thoughts on Sales, Business and Success; and Still More Great Thoughts on Sales, Business and Success.

By the way, what are some of your favorite quotations?