Mary Kay Ash Quotes

Who is Mary Kay Ash?

Mary Kay Ash was an American businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc.

Born May 12, 1918
Died November 22, 2001

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

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“A good goal is like a strenuous exercise – it makes you stretch.”

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

Mary Kay Ash

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

Mary Kay Ash

“An average person with average talents and average ambition can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society; if that person has clear focused goals.”

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“Be a dreamer. Have a sense of greatness. It has been said that if you can dream it, you can do it. And I believe that.”

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“Before you ever receive the wonderful treasures of a happy life, you must first give. Give of yourself. Be of service to others. Only what you give can be multiplied back into your own life.”

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“Before your dream can become a reality, you have to see it in your own mind; see its fulfillment, whatever it may be.”

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“Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”

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“Criticize the act, not the person.”

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“Dare to grow into your dreams and claim this as your motto: Let it be me.”

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“Dare to risk public criticism.”

Mary Kay Ash

“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.”

Mary Kay Ash

“Don’t let the negatives of life control you. Rise above them. Use them as your stepping stones to go higher than you ever dreamed possible.”

Mary Kay Ash

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“Even the smallest achievements pave a way to great success.”

Mary Kay Ash

“Every achievement, big or small, begins in your mind.”

Mary Kay Ash

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“Every failure, obstacle or hardship is an opportunity in disguise.”

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“Every silver lining has a cloud.”

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

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“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.”

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“Give yourself something to work toward – constantly.”

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“God does not ask your ability or your inability. He asks only your availability.”

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

Mary Kay Ash

“Hope is wishing for something to come true. Faith is belief that it will come true. Believe that for every problem God gives you, He will also provide you with a solution.”

Mary Kay Ash

“I believe every person has the ability to achieve something important, and with that in mind I regard everyone as special.”

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“I have learned to imagine an invisible sign around each person's neck that says 'Make me feel important'.”

Mary Kay Ash

“I put a lot of emphasis on how to treat people. The reason for this is simple. The real success of our personal lives and careers can best be measured by the relationships we have with the people most dear to us – our family, friends, and coworkers. If we fail in this aspect of our lives, no matter how vast our worldly possessions or how high on the corporate ladder we climb, we will have achieved very little.”

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“Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who implement them are priceless.”

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“If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.”

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

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