"I wish I could just go tell all the young women I work with, all these fabulous women, 'Believe in yourself and negotiate for yourself. Own your own success.' I wish I could tell that to my daughter. But it's not that simple."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Sheryl Sandberg on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Sheryl Sandberg on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Sheryl Sandberg on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Sheryl Sandberg on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Sheryl Sandberg on Winston Churchill
"I have a five year-old son and a three year-old daughter. I want my son to have a choice to contribute fully in the workforce or at home. And I want my daughter to have the choice to not just succeed, but to be liked for her accomplishments."
"It's easy to dislike the few senior women out there. What if women were half the positions in power? It would be harder to dislike all of them."
"The No. 1 impediment to women succeeding in the workforce is now in the home."
"For any of us in this room today, let's start out by admitting we're lucky. We don't live in the world our mothers lived in, our grandmothers lived in, where career choices for women were so limited."
"And what I saw happening is that women don't make one decision to leave the workforce. They makes lots of little decisions really far in advance that kind of inevitably lead them there."