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Mary Kay Ash Quotes


An American businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.
(1918 - 2001)

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A company is only as good as the people it keeps.
 

A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
[Goals]
 

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
 

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
[Able]
 

Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
 

Criticize the act, not the person.
 

Dare to risk public criticism.
 

Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
 

Every silver lining has a cloud.
 

Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, "Make me feel important." Never forget this message when working with people.
[Motivation]
 

Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.
 

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.
[Action]
 

Give yourself something to work toward - constantly.
 

God does not ask your ability, or your inability. He asks only your availability.
[Spirituality]
 

Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
 

I believe every person has the ability to achieve something important, and with that in mind I regard everyone as special.
[Helping Other People]
 

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
[Positive]
 

If you're good to your staff when things are going well, they'll rally when times go bad.
[Inspirational]
 

Left eyebrow raised, right eyebrow raised.
 

Listen long enough and the person will generally come up with an adequate solution.
[Helping Other People]
 


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