The Best Kay Ash quotes

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Kay Ash was one of the most successful entrepreneurs of her generation. She was an inspiration to many, and her best quotes is one that should be shared. Read on to discover about Kay’s incredible life and career.

Discover the most known Mind, Believing, Sign, Giving, Time, Life, Success quotes from Kay Ash, and much more.


About Kay Ash

birth of the author

May 12, 1918

death of the author

November 22, 2001

education of the author

The University Of Houston

occupation of the author

Founder Of Mary Kay Cosmetics


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. — Mary Kay Ash

People fail forward to success. — Mary Kay Ash

Even the smallest achievements pave a way to great success. — Mary Kay Ash

Think in terms of what’s good for the other person and success will seek you out. — Mary Kay Ash

people fail forward to success mary Kay Ash quote

You cannot keep determined people for success. — Mary Kay Ash

One of the secrets of success is to refuse to let temporary setbacks defeat us. — Mary Kay Ash

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. — Mary Kay Ash

It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure. — Mary Kay Ash

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

even the smallest achievements pave a way to great success mary Kay Ash quote

I believe that in order to be a good leader you must understand the value of praising people to success. — Mary Kay Ash


What you believe, you can achieve. — Mary Kay Ash

While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have a strong effect on her self–confidence, which, I believe, does make the woman. — Mary Kay Ash

The greatest pollution problem we face today is negativity. Eliminate the negative attitude and believe you can do anything. Replace ‘if I can, I hope, maybe’ with ‘I can, I will, I must. — Mary Kay Ash

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

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Individuals sometimes feel insignificant and doubt that one person can really make a difference in this world. Well, believe me, one person can. — Mary Kay Ash

Sometimes listening itself may not be enough–some people must be prodded if you are to find out what they’re thinking. — Mary Kay Ash


God did not have time to make a nobody, so you’re a somebody. — Mary Kay Ash

No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important. — Mary Kay Ash

You can eat an elephant one bit at a time. — Mary Kay Ash

god did not have time to make a nobody so you re a somebody mary Kay Ash quote

Return telephone calls promptly but be judicious about the time spent on the phone. — Mary Kay Ash

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. — Mary Kay Ash

One intense hour is worth a dreamy day. — Mary Kay Ash

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. — Mary Kay Ash


You can go as far as your mind lets you. — Mary Kay Ash

you can go as far as your mind lets you mary Kay Ash quote

Every achievement, big or small, begins in your mind. — Mary Kay Ash

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

If I listen long enough, the person will generally come up with an adequate solution. — Mary Kay Ash

The only difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is extraordinary determination. — Mary Kay Ash

every achievement big or small begins in your mind mary Kay Ash quote

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! — Mary Kay Ash

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Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who implement them are priceless. — Mary Kay Ash


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. — 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

Never give up, because you never know if the next try is going to be the one that works. — Mary Kay Ash

never give up because you never know if the next try is going to be the one that works mary Kay Ash quote

Give yourself something to work toward–constantly. — Mary Kay Ash

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

In fact, depending on how much you earn, you can afford to pay somebody to do almost anything you don’t like to do. — Mary Kay Ash


I’ve often said that we are doing something far more important than just selling cosmetics; we are changing lives. — Mary Kay Ash

We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. — Mary Kay Ash

we must have a theme a goal a purpose in our lives mary Kay Ash quote

What’s interesting about subscribing to a life of giving is that you become addicted. — Mary Kay Ash

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. — 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

The success [of Mary Kay Inc.] is much, much deeper than just dollars and cents and buildings and assets. The real success of our Company is measured to me in the lives that have been touched and given hope. — Mary Kay Ash

Bear in mind that beauty is individual and personal, that the look and feeling you’re after is one with which you can be comfortable each and every day of your life. — Mary Kay Ash


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. — Mary Kay Ash

I have learned to imagine an invisible sign around each person’s neck that says ‘Make me feel important. — Mary Kay Ash

Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.’ Never forget this message when working with people. — Mary Kay Ash

Whenever I meet someone, I try to imagine her wearing an invisible sign that says: MAKE ME FEEL IMPORTANT. I respond to this sign immediately, and it works wonders. — Mary Kay Ash

Those who are blessed with the most talent don’t necessarily outperform everyone else. It’s the people with follow–through who excel. — Mary Kay Ash

the greatest polution problem we face today is negativity mary Kay Ash quote

The greatest polution problem we face today is negativity. — Mary Kay Ash

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