I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.

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.

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

You don’t have to be superhuman to do what you believe in.

Real obstacles don't take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze.

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

 image quote by Sheryl Sandberg

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.

Don't be intimidated by what you don't know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.

Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct.

When you have that window of opportunity called a crisis, move as quickly as you can, get as much done as you can. There's a momentum for change that's very compelling.

I've found that small wins, small projects, small differences often make huge differences.

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

If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.

 image quote by Estee Lauder

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.

I feel really grateful to the people who encouraged me and helped me develop. Nobody can succeed on their own.

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.

I have a theory and I really believe it. I think your worst weakness can become your greatest single strength.

When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life.

Time is the only wealth we're given.

Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.

I generally wake up, exercise and read through a huge amount of newspapers. I get to the office somewhere between 7:30 and 8:00 - my brothers and I are always the first ones in.

 image quote by Barbara Corcoran

Finding opportunity is a matter of believing it's there.

You've got to embrace what you don't know.

You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.

Where I get my energy is: 'How can I make it better?'

Unauthorized use of these MP3 files is really creating a problem for artists in the music community.

Resentment is weak and lowers your self-esteem.

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

 image quote by Melinda Gates

A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.

Everything about mediocrity kills me.

You have to live the mission... love what you do.

It's really a full-time job to manage our lives.

When people use your brand name as a verb, that is remarkable.

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

Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.

 image quote by Estee Lauder

Trust your instincts.

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

We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don

It's essential to distinguish between events that are really beyond your control and events you caused yourself.

Change is not only likely, it's inevitable.

It is the hard days, the times that challenge you to your very core, that determine who you are.

The utmost thing is the user experience, to have the most useful experience.

 image quote by Sheryl Sandberg

I want every little girl who is told she is bossy to be TOLD she has leadership skills

If you're going to be at a job environment, you should love it.

You shouldn't do it just for money. You should do it because you love it. And the money comes naturally.

Doing is a quantum leap from imagining.

If we had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led, we would have denied the public any knowledge of an unprecedented scheme of political surveillance and sabotage.

I'm not a clone, and I'm not a minion.

Turnaround or growth, it's getting your people focused on the goal that is still the job of leadership.

I cut the feet out of my control top pantyhose to wear under these white pants and that was the ah-ha moment that started Spanx. My own butt was my own inspiration!

 image quote by Kim Kiyosaki

Stop wasting time and effort on being something you're not.

When you're more valuable, the people around you will do more to make it work.

Until women are as ambitious as men, they're not gong to achieve as much as men.

The distance between number one and number two is always a constant.

If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you. That is a big lesson. I cannot just expect the organization to improve if I don't improve myself and lift the organization, because that distance is a constant.

One of the symptoms of a losing streak is a turnover of top executives. It's a revolving door.

Our desire to bring every good thing to our children is a force for good throughout the world. It's what propels societies forward.

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.

 image quote by Barbara Corcoran

The only thing you can learn anything worthwhile from...is through your failures.

There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.

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