Quotes and Proverbs

Selling Proverbs

Sayings about Selling

Sleep after selling horses and elephants. ~ Hindu Proverb

To receive a favor is to sell one’s liberty. ~ Japanese Proverbs

He has sold the sun to buy a candle. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Don’t visit auctions if you have no money. ~ Hebrew Proverb

There is no better sale than when you give a true friend what he needs. ~ Chinese Proverbs

Sell what you have bought while the dust is still on your shoes. ~ Palestinian Proverbs

It is the fool whose own tomatoes are sold to him. ~ Ghanaian Proverbs

If you buy things you don’t need, you will soon be selling things you do need. ~ Philipino Proverbs

The thief who isn’t caught is an honest salesman. ~ Romanian Proverbs

Money can buy a lot that is not even for sale. ~ Chinese Proverb

Making money selling manure is better than losing money selling musk. ~ Egyptian Proverbs

Who accepts from another sells his freedom. ~ German Proverbs

The more sins you confess, the more books you will sell. ~ American Proverbs

Don’t sell the fish that is still swimming in the ocean. ~ Turkish Proverbs

A person without a smiling face must never open a shop. ~ Chinese Proverb

Good things sell themselves; those that are bad have to be advertised. ~ African Proverb

You can sell the devil if he is well cooked. ~ French Proverbs

The customers are known to the shopkeepers. ~ Kashmiri Proverb

A good client doesn’t change shop in three years, a good shop doesn’t change clients in three years. ~ Chinese Proverb

God sells knowledge for labor, honor for risk. ~ Dutch Proverbs

He who wants to sell his honor will always find a buyer. ~ Arabian Proverb

Even the candle seller dies in the dark. ~ Colombian Proverbs

Every seller praises his wares. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

Don’t try to sell pumpkins to a gardener. ~ Romanian Proverb

Call someone your lord and he’ll sell you in the slave market. ~ Arabian Proverb

Fuel is not sold in a forest, nor fish on a lake. ~ Chinese Proverb

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth. ~ English Proverbs

Cheat me in the price, but not in the goods. ~ English Proverb

You will sell more sheepskins at the market than wolf skins. ~ Bulgarian Proverbs

If you have two loaves of bread, sell one and buy a lily. ~ Chinese Proverb

A man trying to sell a blind horse always praises its feet. ~ German Proverb

The Italian invents it; the Frenchman makes it; the Germans sell it; the Pole buys it and the Tartar plunders it. ~ Polish Proverbs

Prices are forgotten, quality remains. ~ French Proverbs

You sell more herrings on the market than sole. ~ French Proverb

If I had two loaves of bread, I would sell one and buy hyacinths, for they would feed my soul. ~ Arabian Proverb

If power is for sale, sell your mother to buy it. You can always buy her back again. ~ Arabian Proverb

Do not sell sun in July. ~ Italian Proverb

Those that marry for money sell their liberty. ~ Traditional Proverb

There is a great art in selling the wind. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Better to sell it with regret than to keep it. ~ Swiss Proverbs

Buyers are never as smart as the sellers. ~ Chinese Proverb

Love can neither be bought or sold, its only price is love. ~ Traditional Proverb

Cheat me with the price, but not with the goods I buy. ~ Spanish Proverb

God gives, but he doesn’t sell. ~ Burundi Proverbs

If you find your friend on the sofa at home with your wife, you had better sell the sofa. ~ Yiddish Proverb

To open a shop is easy — the hard part is keeping it open. ~ Chinese Proverb

The gods sell all things at a fair price. ~ Traditional Proverb

Where the camel is sold for a cent, the ass is worthless. ~ Iranian Proverbs

A good cow gets sold in its own country. ~ Maltese Proverbs

God sells knowledge for labor — honor for risk. ~ Arabian Proverb

Truth came to market but could not be sold; however, we buy lies with ready cash. ~ Yoruba Proverb

He who sells the ox sets its price. ~ French Proverb

If everyone thought alike, no goods would ever be sold. ~ Libyan Proverb

Making money selling manure is better than losing money selling musk. ~ Egyptian Proverb

Witch doctors do not sell their potions to each other. ~ Mozambican Proverb

Quotations about Selling

To sell something, tell a woman it’s a bargain; tell a man it’s deductible. ~ Earl Wilson

In selling as in medicine, prescription before diagnosis is malpractice.~ Tony Alesandra

We are all salesmen every day of our lives. We are selling our ideas, our plans, our enthusiasms to those with whom we come in contact. ~ Charles M. Schwab

Sell the sizzle, not the steak. ~ Elmer Wheeler

Nothing will teach you more about perceived value than taking something with literally no value and selling it in the auction format. It teaches you the beauty and power of presentation, and how you can make magic out of nothing. ~ Sophia Amoruso

War may be an auction for countries. For soldiers it’s a lottery. ~ David Mitchell

The well-satisfied customer will bring the repeat sale that counts. ~ James Cash Penney

Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman — not the attitude of the prospect.~ W. Clement Stone

Great people have great values and great ethics. ~ Jeffrey Gitomer

The sale begins when the customer says yes.~ Harvey McKay

Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. ~ H. L. Mencken

Sales may lead to advertising as much as advertising leads to sales. ~ Michael Schudson

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.’ Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life. ~ Mary Kay Ash

No sale is really complete until the product is worn out, and the customer is satisfied.~ L.L. Bean

Make a customer, not a sale. ~ Katherine Barchetti

Life is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded. ~ Fulton John Sheen

If wisdom were on sale in the open market, the stupid would not even ask the price. ~ Author Unknown

If eighty percent of your sales come from twenty percent of all of your items, just carry those twenty percent. ~ Henry A. Kissinger

I buy when other people are selling. ~ J. Paul Getty

Honesty believes in quick sales and fair profits; Policy in the sales and profits it can get. ~ George Sumner Weaver

Fear sells. Fear makes money. The countless companies and consultants in the business of protecting the fearful from whatever they may fear know it only too well. The more fear, the better the sales. ~ Daniel Gardner

Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. ~ Zig Ziglar

All business success rests on something labeled a sale, which at least momentarily weds company and customer. ~ Thomas J. Peters

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless. ~ Sinclair Lewis

Sell cheap and tell the truth.~ Rose Blumkin

Practice is just as valuable as a sale. The sale will make you a living; the skill will make you a fortune.~ Jim Rohn

Selling is something we do for our clients – not to our clients. ~ Zig Ziglar

A sale is not something you pursue, it’s what happens to you while you are immersed in serving your customer. ~ Author Unknown

Every one lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it. ~ Oscar Wilde

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. ~ Confucius

When you stop talking, you’ve lost your customer. ~ Estee Lauder

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. ~ Frank Zappa

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