Mary Kay Ash Quotes

Most popular Mary Kay Ash Quotes

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.


Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.

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Sandwich every bit of criticism between two heavy layers of praise.


Sandwich every bit of criticism between two thick layers of praise.
— Mary Kay Ash
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
— Mary Kay Ash


Ideas are a dime a dozen, but the men and women who implement them are priceless.


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

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


A good goal is like a strenuous exercise—it makes you stretch.  Goals should be slightly out of reach to be of maximum value.


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, you can achieve.
— Mary Kay Ash

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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.


Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, "Make me feel important." Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.