Quotes about Sales & Marketing

"You can get whatever you want if you help enough people get whatever they want."

Hilary Hinton "Zig" Ziglar (born 6 November 1926) is an American author, salesperson, and motivational speaker.


"Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your product and service, and that bring friends with them."

William Edwards Deming (October 14, 1900 – December 20, 1993) was an American statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and consultant. He is perhaps best known for his work in Japan. There, from 1950 onward he taught top management how to improve design (and thus service), product quality, testing and sales (the last through global markets)through various methods, including the application of statistical methods.


"There breaks out an epidemic that, in all earlier epochs would have seemed an absurdity -the epidemic of over-production-. There is too much civilization, too much means of subsistence, too much industry, too much commerce."

Karl Heinrich Marx (May 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883) was a German philosopher, political economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, and communist revolutionary, whose ideas played a significant role in the development of modern communism and socialism.


"If you have no use for a car, which has more spark plugs than a cow has teats."

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was an American industrialist, founder of the Ford Motor Company and developer of the assembly line technique of mass production. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. As owner of the Ford Motor Company, he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism", that is, mass production of inexpensive goods coupled with high wages for workers.


"Darwin is probably a better guide to business competition than economist are."

Bruce D. Henderson (1915–1992) was the founder of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Henderson founded BCG in 1963 in Boston.


"Only one firm can be the industry leader, only one country top economically; there are richer or more successful neighbours to compare ourselves with. Competition is healthy, maybe even essential, but there has tobe more to life than winning or we should nearly all be losers."

Jack Handey (born 25 February 1949) is an American humorist. He is best known for his Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey, a large body of surrealistic one-liner jokes. Although many people assume otherwise, Handey is a real person, not a pen name or character.


"The biggest things are always the easiest because there is no competition."

Sir William Cornelius Van Horne (February 3, 1843 – September 11, 1915) was a pioneering Canadian railway executive.


"Never correct a competitor when he is making a mistake."

Paul Stephen Kenny (born October 31, 1949, Hammersmith) is General Secretary of the GMB, Britain's third biggest union.


"What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising ?
Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public."

Vilhjalmur Stefansson (November 3, 1879 – August 26, 1962) was a Canadian Arctic explorer and ethnologist.


"Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it."

Stephen Butler Leacock (30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944) was a Canadian economist, writer and humorist.