Mary Kay Ash Quotes

Give yourself something to work toward – constantly.
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There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise.
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God didn’t have time to make a nobody, only a somebody.I believe that each of us has God-given talents within us waiting to be brought to fruition.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go farther than a great idea that inspires no one.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

 

Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, Make me feel important. Never forget this message when working with people.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Pathetic Earthlings… There’s not enough makeup in the universe to cover those hideous, age-ravaged potato sacks that you call faces.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

There’s a big difference between a decisive manager and a tyrant.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Left unattended, problems only intensify.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

You never really fail until you stop wanting.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Real strength entails being considerate and supportive of people’s feelings.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Your attitude determines your altitude. It really is true that If you think you can, you can; and if you think you can’t – you’re right.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

A woman who will tell her age, will tell anything.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

I wasn’t that interested in the dollars-and-cents part of business. My interest in starting Mary Kay Inc. was to offer women opportunities that didn’t exist anywhere else.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Faith is a twenty-four hour a day commitment.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

If you have an idea and I have an idea – then we EACH have JUST ONE idea…but if you share your idea with me and I do the same…we EACH have TWO ideas!
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Left eyebrow raised, right eyebrow raised.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

Bear in mind that beauty is individual and personal, that the look and feeling you’re after is one with which you can be comfortable each and every day of your life.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Leaders teach. They motivate. They care. Leaders make sure that the way to success is always broad enough and straight enough for others to follow.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

Every silver lining has a cloud.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Whenever I meet someone, I try to imagine her wearing an invisible sign that says: MAKE ME FEEL IMPORTANT. I respond to this sign immediately, and it works wonders.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

One of the secrets of success is to refuse to let temporary setbacks defeat us.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

Everyone has obstacles to overcome, but those with great faith can conquer whatever stands in the way.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

An average person with average talents and ambition and average education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Do not desire to fit in. Desire to lead.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Return telephone calls promptly but be judicious about the time spent on the phone.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Think in terms of what’s good for the other person and success will seek you out.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Fake it till you make it.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Sometimes listening itself may not be enough-some people must be prodded if you are to find out what they’re thinking.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

My definition of happiness is having something to do what you love to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

If you are an entrepreneur planning to start your own company, I can’t think of a better place to begin than by operating your business by the Golden Rule. Make this a high priority; never make a decision that contradicts the Golden Rule.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

I firmly believe that all we send into the lives of other does indeed come back into our own. I also believe that Christmas is that wondrous time of year when each of us renews our faith that a better world is possible. By trying to live Christmas 12 months a year, we CAN make this world a better place to live – for others and for ourselves.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

I believe that there is no such thing as a subordinate. If the air-conditioning ceases to work in our building, then the repair technician becomes more important than the chairman of the board. We’re all people working together toward a common objective.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

Nothing wilts faster than a laurel rested upon.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

You can go as far as your mind lets you.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

You cannot keep determined people for success.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

One intense hour is worth a dreamy day.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

I believe that in order to be a good leader you must understand the value of praising people to success.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

A risk-taking environment starts at the top of a corporation. If the CEO doesn’t have this spirit, chances are you won’t find it anywhere else in the organization.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Most of us die with our music underplayed…We should try to step out of our comfort zones and do the things we’re capable of.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

By trying to live Christmas 12 months a year, we CAN make this world a better place to live – for others and for ourselves.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

good people managers are likely to listen more than they speak. Perhaps that’s why we were given two ears and only one mouth.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

What’s interesting about subscribing to a life of giving is that you become addicted.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

My company mascot is the bumblebee. Because of its tiny wings and heavy body, aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly. But the bumblebee doesn’t know that, so it flies anyways.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

God didn’t have time to create a nobody …
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

You can eat an elephant one bit at a time.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Fear is faith that it won’t work.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Even the smallest achievements pave a way to great success.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

Everyone wears a sign that says “Make me feel important
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

If I’m talking to someone in a crowded room, I try to make this person feel as though we’re the only ones present. I shut out everything else. I look directly at the person. Even if a gorilla were to walk into the room, I probably wouldn’t notice it.
-Mary Kay Ash

 

 

 

My priorities have always been God first, family second, career third. I have found that when I put my life in this order, everything seems to work out. God was my first priority early in my career when I was struggling to make ends meet. Through the failures and success I have experienced since then, my faith has remained unchecked.
-Mary Kay Ash

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