"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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Sheryl Sandberg on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Sheryl Sandberg on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Sheryl Sandberg on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Sheryl Sandberg on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Sheryl Sandberg on Booker T. Washington
"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."
"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."
"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."