"If you ask men why they did a good job, they'll say, 'I'm awesome. Obviously. Why are you even asking?' If you ask women why they did a good job, what they'll say is someone helped them, they got lucky, they worked really hard."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Sheryl Sandberg on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Sheryl Sandberg on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Sheryl Sandberg on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Sheryl Sandberg on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Sheryl Sandberg on John Lennon
"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."
"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."
"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."