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

Author: Tony Alesandra

Profession: American Businessman, Author, Speaker

Buying is a profound pleasure.

Author: Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986)

Profession: French Novelist, Essayist

Sell cheap and tell the truth.

Author: Rose Blumkin

Profession: American Businessman, CEO of Nebraska Furniture Mart

In fast-moving, progress-conscious America, the consumer expects to be dizzied by progress. If he could completely understand advertising jargon he would be badly disappointed. The half-intelligibility which we expect, or even hope, to find in the latest product language personally reassures each of us that progress is being made: that the pace exceeds our ability to follow.

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin (1914)

Profession: American Historian

The sale begins when the customer says yes.

Author: Harvey Mackay

Profession: American Businessman, Speaker, Author

A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.

Author: Karl Marx (1818-1883)

Profession: German Political Theorist, Social Philosopher

Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but, disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist

When producers want to know what the public wants, they graph it as curves. When they want to tell the public what to get, they say it in curves.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist

Nobody dast blame this man. For a salesman, there is no rock bottom to the life. He don't put a bolt to a nut, he don't tell you the law or give you medicine. He's a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back -- that's an earthquake. And then you get yourself a couple of spots on your hat, and you're finished. Nobody dast blame this man. A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory.

Author: Arthur Miller (1915)

Profession: American Dramatist

Everyone lives by selling something.

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895)

Profession: Scottish Essayist, Poet, Novelist

Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman -- not the attitude of the prospect.

Author: W. Clement Stone (1902)

Profession: American Businessman, Author

Sell the sizzle, not the steak.

Author: Source Unknown


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

Author: Source Unknown


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

Author: Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)

Profession: British Author, Wit