Great Thoughts on Sales 2A few months ago, I listed some of my all-time favorite quotations. There are plenty more, however. Here are a few:

“There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man’s lawful prey.” —John Ruskin

“Too many people think only of their own profit. But business opportunity seldom knocks on the door of self-centered people. No customer ever goes to a store merely to please the storekeeper.” —Kazuo Inamori

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” —Truman Capote

“Live up to your potential instead of imitating someone else’s.” —Martha Burgess

“Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” —Steve Jobs

“Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.” —George Bernard Shaw

When you have accomplished 95% of your goal, you are halfway there.
—Japanese Proverb

“If at first you don’t succeed, you’re running about average.” —M.H. Alderson

“So long as new ideas are created, sales will continue to reach new highs.”
—Dorthea Brande

“Whenever I hear, ‘It can’t be done,’ I know I’m close to success.” —Michael Flatley

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” —Herm Albright

“Have a bias toward action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.” —Indira Gandhi

“I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game’s winning shot…and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why…I succeed.” —Michael Jordan

“Remember that a kick in the ass is a step forward.” —Anonymous