An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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


Tony Alesandra (American businessman, author, speaker)


Buying is a profound pleasure.


Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986, French novelist, essayist)


Sell cheap and tell the truth.


Rose Blumkin (American businessman, CEO of Nebraska Furniture Mart)


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.


Karl Marx (1818-1883, German political theorist, social philosopher)


The sale begins when the customer says yes.


Harvey McKay (American businessman, author, speaker)

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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.


Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980, 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.


Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980, 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.


Arthur Miller (1915-, American dramatist)


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


Jim Rohn (American businessman, author, speaker, philosopher)

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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 (1862-1939, American industrialist, businessman)


Everyone lives by selling something.


Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895, Scottish essayist, poet, novelist)


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


W. Clement Stone (1902-2002, American businessman, author, founder of Combined Insurance Companies)


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


Author Unknown


Sell the sizzle, not the steak.


Elmer Wheeler


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


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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