90 Mary Kay Quotes On Success, Attitude, And Dreams

Looking for inspirational quotes by Mary Kay Ash? We have rounded up the best collection of famous Mary Kay quotes, sayings, speech (with images and pictures) to inspire you to live your dreams and embrace success.

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Mary Kay Ash was an American businesswoman and founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Inc. May her quotes inspire you to believe in yourself and be a source of inspiration to millions today. These Mary Kay quotes are motivational and give you a sassy yet deep insight into leadership, business, dreams, success, beauty and more.

Mary Kay Quotes

  1. “Fake it till you make it.” – Mary Kay Ash                                                                                                               
    Mary Kay Quotes
    Mary Kay Quotes

  2. “Dare to risk public criticism.” – Mary Kay Ash

  3. “People fall forward to success.” – Mary Kay Ash

  4. “Fear is faith that it won’t work.” – Mary Kay Ash

  5. “God first, then family, then career.” – Mary Kay Ash

  6. “Do not desire to fit in. Desire to lead.” – Mary Kay Ash                                                                                     
    Mary Kay Ash Quotes
    Mary Kay Ash Quotes

  7. “You can go as far as your mind lets you.” – Mary Kay Ash

  8. “One intense hour is worth a dreamy day.” – Mary Kay Ash

  9. “You can eat an elephant one bit at a time.” – Mary Kay Ash

  10. “Left unattended, problems only intensify.” – Mary Kay Ash

  11. “You never really fail until you stop wanting.” – Mary Kay Ash

  12. “There is a way; Up, Around, Over or Through.” – Mary Kay Ash

  13. “Faith is a twenty-four hour a day commitment.” – Mary Kay Ash                                                                   
    Mary Kay Quotes Images
    Mary Kay Quotes Images

  14. “The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.” – Mary Kay Ash

  15. “Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile.” – Mary Kay Ash

  16. “Real leaders aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty.” – Mary Kay Ash

  17. “Nothing happens until somebody sells something!”- Mary Kay Ash

  18. “People will support that which they help to create.”- Mary Kay Ash

  19. “You cannot keep determined people from success.”- Mary Kay Ash                                                           
    Mary Kay Quotes On Success
    Mary Kay Quotes On Success

  20. “Success, in many cases, is failure turned inside out.” – Mary Kay Ash

  21. “Give yourself something to work toward constantly.”- Mary Kay Ash

  22. “What the world thinks of me is none of my business.”- Mary Kay Ash

  23. “I believe that work is often the best antidote for grief.”- Mary Kay Ash

  24. “Never, absolutely never, compromise your principles.”- Mary Kay Ash

  25. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Mary Kay Ash

  26. “Every achievement, big or small, begins in your mind.”- Mary Kay Ash                                             
    Famous Mary Kay Quotes
    Famous Mary Kay Quotes

  27. “You can’t stand still. You either go forward or backward.” – Mary Kay Ash

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

  29. “Within yourself lies everything you’ve ever dreamed of being.”

  30. “Recognition is the most powerful of all motivating techniques.”

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

  32. “I’ve never yet met a person who didn’t want to be appreciated…”                                                                             
    Quotes By Mary Kay
    Quotes By Mary Kay

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

  34. “Every person should have a lifetime self-improvement program.”

  35. “There’s a big difference between a decisive manager and a tyrant.”

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

  37. “Help other people get what they want – and you’ll get what you want.”

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

  39. “Never rest on your laurels. Nothing wilts faster than a laurel sat upon.”

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

  41. “True leaders establish success patterns that make everyone think success.”

  42. “A strong beginning is a good thing only when coupled with a strong finish.”

  43. “One of the secrets of success is to refuse to let temporary setbacks defeat us.”

  44. “The first step is the hardest – making a commitment to yourself, for yourself.”

  45. “For every failure there’s an alternative course of action. you just have to find it.”

  46. “Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.”

  47. “Think in terms of what’s good for the other person and success will seek you out.”

  48. “The more enjoyment people derive from their work, the better they will produce.”

  49. “Be the kind of person who can always be counted on to do what you say you’ll do.”

  50. “To me, P and L doesn’t only mean profit and loss – it also means people and love.”

  51. “What’s interesting about subscribing to a life of giving is that you become addicted.”

  52. “There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise.”

  53. “Never give up, because you never know if the next try is going to be the one that works.”

  54. “You can do anything in this world that you want to do, if you want to do it badly enough.”

  55. “No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.”

  56. “I believe that most successful people are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.”

  57. “Throw out the words, if I can, I hope, and maybe, and replace them with I can, I will, I must.”

  58. “In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.”

  59. “The definition of successful people is simply ordinary people with extraordinary determination.”

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

  61. “You must develop the ability to know the difference between a real problem and an imaginary one.”

  62. “Let people know that you appreciate their performance and they will respond by doing even better.”

  63. “We are meant to use and increase whatever God has given us. And when we do, we shall be given more.”

  64. “Everyone has obstacles to overcome, but those with great faith can conquer whatever stands in the way.”

  65. “Nobody wins ‘em all. If you come down on them too hard for losing, they’ll stop sticking their necks out.”

  66. “Make people who work for you feel important. If you honor and serve them, they’ll honor and serve you.”

  67. “People are happiest when they have goals, small and large, because they can look forward to attaining them.”

  68. “You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you’re willing to pay the price.”

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

  70. “In fact, depending on how much you earn, you can afford to pay somebody to do almost anything you don’t like to do.”

  71. “Over the years, I have observed that nearly all high achievers know how to make good of those 1440 minutes in each day.”

  72. “We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you, they will honor and serve you.”

  73. “We didn’t set the world on fire from the first day. Disappointments, setbacks and work created the company as it is today.”

  74. “Each of us wants to feel good about himself or herself, but to me it is just as important to make others feel the same way.”

  75. “Think about it, no one can win a race in which he had given up. You can’t win a battle for which you have surrendered.”

  76. “The greatest pollution problem we face today is negativity. Eliminate the negative attitude and believe you can do anything.”

  77. “When you listen, the benefit is twofold: You receive the necessary information, and you make the other person feel important.”

  78. “Aerodynamically, the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.”                                                         
    Mary Kay Bumble Bee Quote
    Mary Kay Bumble Bee Quote

  79. “My definition of happiness is having something to do what you love to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to.”

  80. “I believe that you should praise people whenever you can; It causes them to respond as a thirsty plant responds to water.”

  81. “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.”

  82. “Those who are blessed with the most talent don’t necessarily outperform everyone else. It’s the people with follow-through who excel.”

  83. “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 Quotes Leadership
    Mary Kay Ash Quotes Leadership

  84. “I do believe in encouraging a person to compete with herself… at Mary Kay Cosmetics, we’ve made that philosophy a company policy.”

  85. “Individuals sometimes feel insignificant and doubt that one person can really make a difference in this world. Well, believe me, one person can.”

  86. “Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, make me feel important. Never forget this message when working with people.”

  87. “Forcing myself to think positively did wonders for my spirit. I was able to overcome the discontent inside me, and my old enthusiasm slowly returned.”

  88. “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.”

  89. “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.”

  90. “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.”

  91. “If you act enthusiastic, you will become enthusiastic. A mediocre mind that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.”

  92. “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.”

  93. “You cannot keep determined people from success. If you place stumbling blocks in their way, they will use them for stepping stones and climb to new heights.”

  94. “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!”

  95. “I was taught to put my best into anything I did and I can honestly say I’ve always done that. Still, there are many times when I failed, when I was disappointed.”

  96. “People change and even products change. But over the course of time it’s the strength of a company’s philosophy that will determine whether or not it endures.”

  97. “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 Inspirational Quotes
    Mary Kay Inspirational Quotes

  98. “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.”

  99. “God didn’t have time to create a nobody, just a somebody. I believe that each of us has God given talents within us waiting to be brought to fruition. Each person is unique and special.”

  100. “Unlike many people who start a new business, money was not my prime motivation – not that I was so well off that it wasn’t a consideration; in fact, I had put my lifetime savings on the line.”

  101. “You are the only boss you have. And I want you to be the most demanding boss that you can be. If you really want to make a success of this business, then you must put yourself on a schedule.”

  102. “The greatest pollution problem we face today is negativity. Eliminate the negative attitude and believe you can do anything. Replace ‘if I can’ or ‘I hope’ or ‘maybe’ with ‘I can,’ ‘i will’ and ‘I must”.”

  103. “People often resist change when they don’t participate in the decision-making process. Some of the best leaders ‘plant the seed’ that permits others to propose the idea and take credit for it!”

  104. “We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared.”

  105. “Some people drift through their entire life. They do it one day at a time, one week at a time, one month at a time. It happens so gradually they are unaware of how their lives are slipping away until it’s too late.”

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

  107. “Remember, if you do the things you ought to do when you ought to do them, then someday you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them…Whatever you do or dream you can do—begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”

  108. “The seeds you plant in the hearts and minds of others will be what you receive in return – 100-fold. Only sow that which you wish to receive in return. Sow good, receive good! Plant seeds daily in your Mary Kay business and your Mary Kay business will return to you.”

  109. “There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened. We all have a choice. You can decide which type of person you want to be. I have always chosen to be in the first group.”

  110. “Make every day count. Make every hour count. Make every minute count. And don’t stop until you have exercised your full potential, realizing your impossible dream and fulfilling your total destiny to become the person that you, and only you , are capable of being.”

  111. “The most important justification for being in business is service to others. Every new business must be built upon the premise, since wanting to make money or desiring to ‘dabble’ in a favorite pastime are not enough to sustain such a venture. The business must fulfill a need.”

  112. “It is important for you to have a goal. You simply can’t get there if you don’t know where you are going. Begin to build in your mind a dream. The write it down and make your goal realistic. Aim high enough that you will have to stretch your ability and your potential to reach it.”

  113. “I believe every person has the ability to achieve something important, and with that in mind I regard everyone as special. A manager should feel this way about people, but it’s an attitude that can’t be faked. You’ve got to be honestly convinced that every human being is important.”

  114. “Believe in yourself and know that you can do anything in this world that you want to do if you want to do it badly enough and you are willing to travel the road. Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.”

  115. “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. That is the law of the harvest, the law of the ten-fold return. If you give nothing, even if it is multiplied, you receive nothing.”

  116. “In business everything is subject to change – people, products, buildings, machinery, everything – except principles. To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson, in matters of principle, stand like a rock; in other matters, swim with the current. So, while I strongly advocate flexibility, when it comes to principles we must stand firm.”

  117. “You can do anything in this world that you want to do, if you want to do it badly enough and you are willing to pay the price. Often during my childhood, I heard those words from my mother, always urging me on to greater heights! They became so firmly implanted in my mind that they became the theme of my childhood and of my life.”

  118. “The definition of successful people is simply ordinary people with extraordinary determination. You cannot keep determined people from success. If you place stumbling blocks in their way, they will use them for stepping-stones and climb to new heights. People who succeed have a goal, a dream and make their plans and follow them.”

  119. “Do you know that within your power lies every step you ever dreamed of stepping and within your power lies every joy you ever dreamed of seeing? Within yourself lies everything you ever dreamed of being. Become everything that God wants you to be. It is within your reach. Dare to grow into your dreams and claim this as your motto: Let it be me.”

  120. “When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.”


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