Mary Kay Ash

United States
12 May 1918 // 22 Nov 2001


I don't think a manager can work with a person day in and day out and not develop some sort of personal relationship.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
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.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise � it makes you stretch.
Sometimes listening itself may not be enough - some people must be prodded if you are to find out what they're thinking.


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."