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all quotes by Mary Kay Ash (6)

"Sadly, most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try."

Mary Kay | 1981

"Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway."

book I Mary Kay on People Management | august 1984

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

Mary Kay on People Management | august 1984

"Nothing wilts faster than a laurel rested upon."

You Can Have It All | july 1995

"No amount of success is worth sacrificing the relationship you have with your family."

Miracles Happen: The Life and Timeless Principles of the Founder of Mary Kay Inc. | 2003

"There are four kinds of people in the world: Those who make things happen; Those who watch things happen; Those who wonder what happened; Those who don't know anything happened. I knew from a very early age that I wanted to be first on that list."

Miracles Happen: The Life and Timeless Principles of the Founder of Mary Kay Inc. | september 2003
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