Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman. She is a co-founder of The Huffington Post, the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of fifteen books.

Born in 1950, Arianna spent most of his childhood in Athens, Greece. At the age of 16, She moved to the United Kingdom and studied economics at Girton College, Cambridge, where she was the first foreign, and third female president of the Cambridge Union. She also went to study comparative religion at Visva-Bharati University in India.

In 1970, Arianna began writing books with editorial help from Levin. In 1973, she wrote a book entitled ‘The Female Woman’, attacking the Women’s Liberation movement in general and Germaine Greer’s 1970 The Female Eunuch in particular.

In 1979, Arianna co-wrote the lyrics for a solo album by Irene Papas entitled ‘Odes’. In the late 1980s, Arianna wrote several articles for National Review. In 1981, she wrote a biography of Maria Callas, Maria Callas – The Woman Behind the Legend, and in 1989, a biography of Pablo Picasso, Picasso: Creator and Destroyer.

In 1994, Arianna rose to national U.S prominence. She became known as a reliable supporter of conservative causes such as Newt Gingrich’s ‘Republican Revolution’ and Bob Dole’s 1996 candidacy for president. For her work, she and the writing team of Politically Incorrect were nominated for a 1997 Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program. 

In 2003, Arianna ran for the California governorship against Arnold Schwarzenegger and soon withdrew from campaigning to support Governor Gray Davis. 

In 2005, Arianna founded The Huffington Post with  Andrew Breitbart, Kenneth Lerer, and Jonah Peretti. HuffPost is a commentary outlet, blog, and an alternative to news aggregators such as the Drudge Report. HuffPost was acquired by AOL in February 2011 for $315 Million.

In 2016 Huffington stepped down from her positions at AOL and Huffington Post to launch her new enterprise ‘Thrive Global’ which offers science-based solutions to end stress and burnout. In 2019, Thrive Global launched the podcast, Meditative Story, where it combines first-person stories with meditation prompts and original music to create a mindfulness experience in audio.

Below are some of Arianna Huffington’s quotes that will inspire you in maintaining life and work balance while thriving for your success.

Best Arianna Huffington Quotes

“Meditation: a reboot for your brain and your soul.” – Arianna Huffington

“The happiest people are the most giving.” – Arianna Huffington

“We have if we’re lucky about 30,000 days to play the game of life. How we play it will be determined by what we value. – Arianna Huffington

“So find your place to stand – your place of wisdom and peace and strength. And from that place, lead the third women’s revolution.” – Arianna Huffington

“The soul is who I am. The soul is who you are, and it is one breath away.” – Arianna Huffington

“Live your life as if everything is rigged in your favor.” – Arianna Huffington

“Be sleeping more we in fact become more competent and in control of our lives. It gives new meaning to the old canards of thinking. Women have already broken glass ceilings in Congress, space travel, sports, business and the media, imagine what we can do when we’re all fully awake.” – Arianna Huffington

“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.” – Arianna Huffington

“Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace.” – Arianna Huffington

“It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes, skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to suppress their specifically female characteristics and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there are no differences between the sexes.” – Arianna Huffington

“There can be no single thing that can teach us more about life than death.” – Arianna Huffington

“Be a go-giver.” – Arianna Huffington

“Rob yourself of sleep and you’ll find you do not function at your personal best.” – Arianna Huffington

“The difference between failure and success is perseverance.” – Arianna Huffington

“The journey toward self-discovery is life’s greatest adventure.” – Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington Motivational Quotes

“Not only is it harder to be a man, it is also harder to become one.” – Arianna Huffington

“It’s no longer an exaggeration to say that middle-class Americans are an endangered species.” – Arianna Huffington

“But you have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid.” – Arianna Huffington

“The middle class is teetering on the brink of collapse just as surely as AIG was in the fall of 2009 – only this time, it’s not just one giant insurance company (and its banking counterparties) facing disaster, it’s tens of millions of hardworking Americans who played by the rules.” – Arianna Huffington

“Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred – it is the amphetamine of its believers.” – Arianna Huffington

“Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.” – Arianna Huffington

“Mainstream media tends to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.” – Arianna Huffington

“I don’t look back. I don’t look forward. I try to just be here, now.” – Arianna Huffington

“We’re too busy chasing a phantom of the successful life. The difference between what such success looks like and what truly makes us thrive isn’t always clear as we’re living our lives. But it becomes much more obvious in the rear view mirror. Have you noticed that when we die, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success?” – Arianna Huffington

“The goal of any true resistance is to affect outcomes, not just to vent. And the only way to affect outcomes and thrive in our lives is to find the eye in the hurricane and act from that place of inner strength.” – Arianna Huffington

“I can tell you with authority that when I’m exhausted, when I’m running on empty, I’m the worst version of myself.” – Arianna Huffington

“The land of burnout is not a place I ever want to go back to.” – Arianna Huffington

“My passion is to help people live lives with less stress.” – Arianna Huffington

“I used to stay up, stupidly, to work, and I’d just eat to keep my eyes open. I wasn’t even hungry – it was just a way to power through.” – Arianna Huffington

“There’s something sacred in all of us that we need to protect, and sleep is a way to connect with it, nourish it, and make it more present in our lives.” – Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington Inspirational Quotes

“Increasingly, staying in the middle class – let alone aspiring to become middle class – is becoming a game of choice.” – Arianna Huffington

“Take risks. Failure is a stepping stone to success.” – Arianna Huffington

“Coincidences connect us across time, to one another, to ourselves and to an invisible order in the universe.” – Arianna Huffington

“Never make decisions from a place of lack.” – Arianna Huffington

“Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom.” – Arianna Huffington

“The quest for knowledge is pursued at higher speeds with smarter tools today, but wisdom is found no more readily than it was three thousand years ago in the court of King Solomon.” – Arianna Huffington

“When we believe in something, we got to stay with it, even when the world tells us no.” – Arianna Huffington

“Women process stress differently. If we can change the workplace culture to make it more welcoming for women, we’re also going to improve behavior, and we’re going to improve outcomes.” – Arianna Huffington

“I declare an end to my day by removing my phone from my bedroom and putting it in a phone charging bed.” – Arianna Huffington

“When we take care of ourselves, we are more effective, we are more creative, and we are more successful in a broad definition of the word.” – Arianna Huffington

“The most important thing that we entrepreneurs have is our human capital. If we exhaust it, we make bad decisions.” – Arianna Huffington

“I think she’s the foundation of everything I’ve done. I think, definitely, my mother’s fear of failure helps make me more resilient and helps make me persevere.” – Arianna Huffington

“Giving is a shortcut to happiness” – Arianna Huffington

“If I can change, anybody can” – Arianna Huffington

“By conventional definition of success, which means two metrics: money and power, I was successful. By any sane definition of success, I was not successful if I was lying in a pool of blood on the floor of my office” – Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington Quotes on Success

“Clearly drive, IQ, and hard work are incredibly important. But ultimately what matters most is resilience–the ability to quickly rebound from failures, indeed to see failure as a stepping stone to success.” – Arianna Huffington

“What’s the third metric beyond money and power? I think it’s a combination of wellbeing and wisdom. Because the problem also with defining success just in terms of money and power means that people feel that they have to work around the clock, burn out, and the result is people making terrible decisions.” – Arianna Huffington

“Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s a stepping stone to success. If our primary goal is to be approved of, then we are not going to take risks, we are not going to speak out, we are going to try to blend in.” – Arianna Huffington

“Success is not a straight line, it’s much more of a dance and being open to possibilities.” – Arianna Huffington

“At the moment, our society’s notion of success is largely composed of two parts: money and power. But it’s time for a third metric, beyond money and power – one founded on well-being, wisdom, our ability to wonder and to give back.” – Arianna Huffington

“I wish I’d known sooner that success isn’t defined by who goes the longest without a vacation.” – Arianna Huffington

“What preoccupies us is the way we define success. If you see your life purely in terms of money and power, then everything in your life becomes about ‘Am I getting ahead?’ and that is truly a barbaric way to live because it eliminates huge chunks of our humanity.” – Arianna Huffington

“By any sane definition of success, if you wake up in a pool of blood and nobody has shot you, you are not successful.” – Arianna Huffington

“I started asking the big questions that I had asked in college, that my compatriots the Greek philosophers had asked, like ‘what is a good life?’ Socrates famously said that ‘The unexamined life is not worth living.’ I started asking these questions from the starting point of ‘what is success?’” – Arianna Huffington

“Have you noticed that when we die, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success?

Arianna Huffington

“Basically, success the way we’ve defined it is no longer sustainable. It’s no longer sustainable for human beings or for societies.” – Arianna Huffington

“Money and power by themselves are a two-legged stool. You can balance on them for a while, but eventually, you’re going to topple over.” – Arianna Huffington

“I think all the obituaries for newspapers we’re hearing are premature. Many papers are belatedly but successfully adapting to the new news environment.” – Arianna Huffington

“Success for me is going beyond money and power, and measuring success based on a third metric – one founded on well-being, wisdom, our ability to wonder and to give back. Money and power by themselves are a two-legged stool. You can balance on them for a while, but eventually, you’re going to topple over. Basically, success the way we’ve defined it is no longer sustainable.” – Arianna Huffington

“More and more people, of all ages and from all walks of life, are coming to realize that there’s more to life than climbing the ladder, that we are more than our résumés, and that we don’t have to buy into the collective delusion that burnout is the necessary price we must pay for success.” – Arianna Huffington

“To truly redefine success we need to redefine our relationship with death.” – Arianna Huffington

“In the new definition of success, building and looking after our financial capital is not enough. We need to do everything we can to protect and nurture our human capital.” – Arianna Huffington

“We’re all on a journey, a voyage, a quest to slay the monster, free the princess, and return home. But too often the goals we seek—those that the conventional notions of success tell us we should be seeking—take us down dead ends, searching for the meaning of our lives in all the wrong places. Mindfulness helps us become aware of our own story.” – Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington Quotes on Business

“We think mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of the time we put in at work, instead of the quality of the time we put in.” – Arianna Huffington

“Vision without execution is hallucination.” – Arianna Huffington

“Ninety-nine percent of the time it’s not urgent and to create a culture where you are constantly plugged in and expected to be always-on is to create a culture of burnout.” – Arianna Huffington

“Making money and doing good in the world are not mutually exclusive.” – Arianna Huffington  

“Give me a place to stand, and I will move the world.” – Arianna Huffington  

“As you set out for Ithaka, hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery.” – Arianna Huffington

“Whenever we look around the world, we see smart leaders – in politics, in business, in media – making terrible decisions. What they’re lacking is not IQ, but wisdom. Which is no surprise; it has never been harder to tap into our inner wisdom, because in order to do so, we have to disconnect from all our omnipresent devices – our gadgets, our screens, our social media – and reconnect with ourselves.” – Arianna Huffington

“One company that did wake up to the importance of employee health was Safeway. The supermarket chain’s former CEO Steve Burd recounts that in 2005 Safeway’s health care bill hit $1 billion and was going up by $100 million a year. “What we discovered was that 70 percent of healthcare costs are driven by people’s behaviors,” he says. “Now as a business guy, I thought if we could influence the behavior of our 200,000-person workforce, we could have a material effect on health care costs.” – Arianna Huffington  

Arianna Huffington Quotes on Career

“Life is a dance between making it happen and letting it happen.” – Arianna Huffington

“You have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid.” – Arianna Huffington

“Are we living our dream, or are we living somebody else’s dream?” – Arianna Huffington

“Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life.” – Arianna Huffington

“I find that I am much more creative when I’ve actually taken care of myself.” – Arianna Huffington

“Don’t buy society’s definition of success because it’s not working for anyone.” – Arianna Huffington

“Sleep deprivation is the new smoking.” – Arianna Huffington

“I see some people stay in one place because it’s convenient or it’s comfortable. But they’re missing out on their passion.” – Arianna Huffington

“My career, and I would say the careers of most people I know, has not been linear.” – Arianna Huffington

“I remember when my second book in my 20s was rejected by 36 publishers — by which time I was tempted to change professions — I went and got a loan from a bank and kept going.” – Arianna Huffington

“I think our resilience is dramatically improved when we trust that often out of the biggest heartbreaks come the best things in our lives.” – Arianna Huffington

“Like airlines, we routinely overbook ourselves, fearful of any unused capacity, confident that we can fit everything in. We fear that if we don’t cram as much as possible into our day, we might miss out on something fabulous, important, special, or career advancing. But there are no rollover minutes in life. We don’t get to keep all that time we “save.” It’s actually a very costly way to live.” – Arianna Huffington

“We simply need to claim it back and share it. We are too quick to censor or judge our natural creative impulses as not being good enough. But we need to give ourselves permission to follow what makes us feel most alive. And when we are most alive we are most compassionate and vice versa. If you love to sing, sing—you don’t have to sing in a choir or become a soloist. If you love to write poems or short stories, write them—you don’t have to become a published author. If you love to paint, paint. Don’t squash your creative instincts because you’re not “good enough” to turn what you love to do into a career.” – Arianna Huffington

“That’s because women are paying an even higher price than men for their participation in a work culture fueled by stress, sleep deprivation, and burnout. That is one reason why so many talented women, with impressive degrees working in high-powered jobs, end up abandoning their careers when they can afford” – Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington Quotes on Leadership

“The essence of leadership is being able to see the iceberg before it hits the Titanic.” – Arianna Huffington

“It’s time for our business and political leaders to help redefine morality beyond sex, drugs, and rock and roll to include lying, hypocrisy, and callous indifference to those in need.” – Arianna Huffington

“Creating the culture of burnout is opposite to creating a culture of sustainable creativity. This is something that needs to be taught in business schools. This mentality needs to be introduced as a leadership and performance-enhancing tool.” – Arianna Huffington

“In life, the things that go wrong are often the very things that lead to other things going right.” – Arianna Huffington

“To speak about this universal force that will lead us beyond on the last horizon of our known self toward a wiser, more loving, more luminous states of being, we do not need to invent a new language. But we do need to listen to the old, the ancient one, not with our jaded minds, but with our awakened souls.” – Arianna Huffington

“America is a country ready to be taken – in fact, longing to be taken – by political leaders ready to restore democracy and trust to the political process.” – Arianna Huffington

“Right now success is defined in terms of two metrics: money and power, But it is like a two-legged stool, at some point you’ll fall off of it.” – Arianna Huffington

“Restore connection’ is not just for devices, It is for people too. If we cannot disconnect, we cannot lead.” – Arianna Huffington

“If you are not in touch with your intuition, you cannot be successful.” – Arianna Huffington

“Ours is a generation bloated with information and starved for wisdom.” – Arianna Huffington

“Disconnecting from our technology to reconnect with ourselves is absolutely essential for wisdom.” – Arianna Huffington

“We may not be able to witness our own eulogy, but we’re actually writing it all the time, every day.” – Arianna Huffington

“To live the lives we truly want and deserve, and not just the lives we settle for, we need a third measure of success that goes beyond money and power, and consists of four pillars: well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving.” – Arianna Huffington

“I wish I could go back and tell myself that not only is there no trade-off between living a well-rounded life and high performance is actually improved when our lives include time for renewal, wisdom, wonder, and giving. That would have saved me a lot of unnecessary stress, burnout, and exhaustion.” – Arianna Huffington

“Success is commonly defined as money and power, but increasingly that’s not enough. It’s almost like a two-legged stool where you fall over if that’s all you measure your life by.” – Arianna Huffington

“My ritual is to turn off all my devices 30 minutes before I’m going to go to sleep and charge them outside my room.” – Arianna Huffington

“When we are all mind, things can get rigid. When we are all heart, things can get chaotic. Both lead to stress. But when they work together, the heart leading through empathy, the mind guiding us with focus and attention, we become a harmonious human being.” – Arianna Huffington

“If we live in a perpetual state of outrage, Trump wins. Because when we become depleted and exhausted and sapped of our energy, we’re not as resourceful, creative, or effective.” – Arianna Huffington

“Any president’s actions have real consequences in real people’s lives.” – Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington Quotes on Sleep and Stress

“By helping us keep the world in perspective, sleep gives us a chance to refocus on the essence of who we are. And in that place of connection, it is easier for the fears and concerns of the world to drop away.” – Arianna Huffington

“I studied, I met with medical doctors, scientists, and I’m here to tell you that the way to a more productive, more inspired, more joyful life is: getting enough sleep.” – Arianna Huffington

“The current male-dominated model of success – which equates success with burnout, sleep deprivation, and driving yourself into the ground – isn’t working for women, and it’s not working for men, either.” – Arianna Huffington

“Discover the great ideas that lie inside you by discovering the power of sleep.” – Arianna Huffington

“It’s time to sleep your way to the top.” – Arianna Huffington

“About five years ago, I fainted from exhaustion. I hit my head on my desk. I broke my cheekbone and got four stitches on my right eye. It started me on this journey of rediscovering sleep and balance and integrating my life. I think everyone should stop and reassess their lives before you hit your head on your desk.” – Arianna Huffington

“I have one piece of advice for you: sleep your way to the top.” – Arianna Huffington

“The advice I would give to my younger self is very, very simple: Stop burning the candle at both ends and renew your estranged relationship with sleep. You will be more productive, more effective, more creative, and more likely to enjoy your life.” – Arianna Huffington

“In many cases, we make sleep a lot more complicated than it needs to be. Sleep difficulties can turn into serious medical problems. For the vast majority of us, however, sleep difficulties are a lifestyle problem. Yet we tend to treat all our sleep-related woes the same way: with a pill.” – Arianna Huffington

“Everything you do, you’ll do better with a good night’s sleep.” – Arianna Huffington

“One of the main reasons I wrote The Sleep Revolution was to examine this ancient, essential, and mysterious phenomenon from all angles and to explore the ways we can use sleep to help regain control over our out-of-kilter lives.” – Arianna Huffington

“Other people need a full night’s sleep in order to function and be healthy and alert. But I’m different.” – Arianna Huffington

“Our relationship with sleep is currently in crisis, but we’re also living in a golden age of sleep science – revealing all the ways in which sleep and dreams play a vital role in our decision-making, emotional intelligence, cognitive function, and creativity. Every week, new research reveals how vital sleep is to our health, happiness, job performance, and relationships.” – Arianna Huffington

“I had dinner recently with a guy who bragged that he had only gotten four hours of sleep that night. I didn’t say it, but I thought to myself ‘If you had gotten five, this dinner would have been a lot more interesting’” – Arianna Huffington

“For far too many people in the world, the vicious cycle of financial deprivation also feeds into the vicious cycle of sleep deprivation. If you’re working two or three jobs and struggling to make ends meet, “get more sleep” is probably not going to be near the top of your priorities list.” – Arianna Huffington

“Don’t just climb the ladder of success – a ladder that leads, after all, to higher and higher levels of stress and burnout – but chart a new path to success, remaking it in a way that includes not “just the conventional metrics of money and power, but a third metric that includes well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving, so that the goal is not just to succeed but to thrive.” – Arianna Huffington

“Don’t buy society’s definition of success. Because it’s not working for anyone. It’s not working for women, it’s not working for men, it’s not working for polar bears, it’s not working for the cicadas that are apparently about to emerge and swarm us. It’s only truly working for those who make pharmaceuticals for stress, sleeplessness, and high blood pressure.” – Arianna Huffington

“I think especially as women we need to recognize that feeling pressure is completely self-imposed.” – Arianna Huffington

“Meditation, yoga, and walks are all ways to regulate our stress and reconnect.” – Arianna Huffington

“Those who do contemplative retreats in hermitages are far from doing nothing, since they are constantly engaged in training their minds, but there is no ‘noise,’ no ‘waste’ to eliminate, no stress to cure, no chaos to reorganize. This means that there is less to repair during sleep and the sleep quality of meditators is deeper.” – Arianna Huffington

“And during the day, to prevent stress from building up—which makes it harder to fall asleep at night—every few hours take sixty seconds of recovery time the way top tennis players introduce tiny slots of recovery rituals into their game. All you have to do is stop what you are doing, and simply bring your awareness to the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet, or both. Let it stay there for a minute, and feel all tension leaving your body, drifting away from you through your hands and feet.” – Arianna Huffington

“REM sleep can help us process emotional stress.” – Arianna Huffington

“As Nicholas Kristof put it in The New York Times: “Cues of a hostile or indifferent environment flood an infant, or even a fetus, with stress hormones like cortisol in ways that can disrupt the body’s metabolism or the architecture of the brain. The upshot is that children are sometimes permanently undermined. Even many years later, as adults, they are more likely to suffer heart disease, obesity, diabetes and other physical ailments. They are also more likely to struggle in school, have short tempers and tangle with the law.” – Arianna Huffington

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington Quotes on Journalism and Literature

“I’m asking people to realize that whatever our job in the world is, whatever our dreams are, we are bigger than that. If we can find that, who we really are and live from that place, life is truly amazing no matter what the challenges and the obstacles are” – Arianna Huffington

“Given the multiple crises, we are living through, investigative journalism is all the more important.” – Arianna Huffington

“I’ve talked about how the future of journalism will be a hybrid future where traditional media players embrace the ways of new media (including transparency, interactivity, and immediacy) and new media companies adopt the best practices of old media (including fairness, accuracy, and high-impact investigative journalism).” – Arianna Huffington

“It’s important to remember that the future of quality journalism is not dependent on the future of newspapers. The discussion needs to move from “How do we save newspapers?” to “How do we save and strengthen journalism?” – however, it is delivered.” – Arianna Huffington

“As the newspaper industry continues to contract, one of the most commonly voiced fears is that serious investigative journalism will be among the victims of the scaleback. And, indeed, many newspapers are drastically reducing their investigative teams.” – Arianna Huffington

“The Huffington Post Investigative Fund’s goal is to produce a broad range of investigative journalism created by both staff reporters and freelance writers, with a focus on working with the many experienced reporters and writers impacted by the economic contraction. The pieces will range from long-form investigations to short breaking news stories and will be presented in a variety of media – including text, audio, and video.” – Arianna Huffington

“Moving forward, investigative journalists need to train themselves to be media amphibians – just as comfortable with the classic verities of great journalism as they are with video, Twitter, Facebook, and, most importantly, citizen journalism.” – Arianna Huffington

“Citizen journalism is rapidly emerging as an invaluable part of delivering the news. With the expansion of the Web and the ever-decreasing size and cost of camera phones and video cameras, the ability to commit acts of journalism is spreading to everyone.” – Arianna Huffington

“The economic game is not supposed to be rigged like some shady ring toss on a carnival midway.” – Arianna Huffington

“I’m pulling out, and I’m going to concentrate every ounce of time and energy over the next week working to defeat the recall because I realize now that’s the only way to defeat Arnold Schwarzenegger.” – Arianna Huffington

“There’s no love more intense than the love we have for our kids – and where there is intense love, there is also intense fear lurking beneath the surface.” – Arianna Huffington

“Liberation is an ever-shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred – it is the amphetamine of its believers.” – Arianna Huffington

“As in our own lives, the story’s outward form must track the inner journey of the hero. When we disconnect from our inner selves and identify exclusively with our ego, that’s when we lose our connection with life’s meaning and purpose and are left facing a void that we try to fill with more money, more sex, more power, more fame. And as we see in all modern literature, when the ego separates itself from the self, the end is always frustration and destruction—whether in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick or Stendhal’s The Red and the Black. We can use the power of story, and our primal need for it, to redefine our own narrative.” – Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington Quotes on Mothers

“The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly – indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.” – Arianna Huffington

“The more we refuse to buy into our inner critics – and our external ones too – the easier it will get to have confidence in our choices, and to feel comfortable with who we are.” – Arianna Huffington

“I think while all mothers deal with feelings of guilt, working mothers are plagued by guilt on steroids!” – Arianna Huffington

“You need to be able to nurture yourself in order to be a good mother, good at your job, good at servicing your community. I really believe women can do it all, but they can’t do it all at the expense of their health, their sleep, and their sense of well-being.” – Arianna Huffington

“Fearlessness is the mother of reinvention.” – Arianna Huffington

“My mother was a continual source of wisdom and great advice…she taught me that there is always a way around a problem-you’ve just got to find it. Keep trying doors; one will eventually open. She also taught me to accept failure as part and parcel of life. It’s not the opposite of success; it’s an integral part of success. I talk a lot about learning to become fearless in your approach to life. But fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear. It’s all about getting up one more time than you fall down.” – Arianna Huffington

“I was lucky in that I had a mother that was full of this colloquial wisdom and she used to say to me ‘You know, failure is not the opposite of success, it’s the stepping stone to success. There is nobody who has not failed along the way.’ So I think its very important for young women, especially as they are starting in life, to recognize that because otherwise, they only see people’s success. So, when I speak, I speak of my failures.” – Arianna Huffington

“Being a mother is the role I’m most proud of.” – Arianna Huffington

“The first and most important step is to realize that, as my mother used to say, fearlessness isn’t the absence of fear, but the mastery of fear. It’s not that you never have fear, but that you don’t let your fears stop you.” – Arianna Huffington

“Often, you’ll fail. But, as my mother also taught me, failure isn’t the opposite of success – it’s a stepping stone to success.” – Arianna Huffington

“I come from a Greek household. My mother wouldn’t let the FedEx man come in without eating.” – Arianna Huffington

“The most effective means for restoring the integrity of our electoral process, and repairing the public’s tattered faith in its elected representatives, is through the full public financing of political campaigns. It’s the mother of all reforms: the one reform that makes all other reforms possible. After all, he who pays the piper calls the tune. If someone’s going to own the politicians, it might as well be the American people.” – Arianna Huffington

“Trying to be Supermom is as futile as trying to be Perfect Mom. Not going to happen.” – Arianna Huffington

“There is nothing like becoming a mom to fill you with fear.” – Arianna Huffington

“My mother would constantly say to me: ‘Don’t miss the moment’, because really that is all we have. And so often our minds take us to the future, either worrying about the future or judging our past” – Arianna Huffington

“The time-famine we are talking about is really what drains us, because it means we are not here. We are somewhere else with our minds” – Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington Quotes on Fear

“Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” – Arianna Huffington

“Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear. It’s about getting up one more time than we fall down.” – Arianna Huffington

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” – Arianna Huffington

“The more fearless we are in our personal lives, the more of that spirit we’ll bring to changing our world.” – Arianna Huffington

“Women still have an uneasy relationship with power and the traits necessary to be a leader. There is this internalized fear that if we are really powerful, we are going to be considered ruthless or pushy or strident – all of those epithets that strike right at our femininity. We are still working at trying to overcome the fear that power and womanliness are mutually exclusive.” – Arianna Huffington

“Since fear is such a primal reaction, making the choice to move forward despite fear is an evolved decision that transcends our animal nature.” – Arianna Huffington

“Through the stories of women I admire, and, above all, through my own experience with my daughters, again and again, I encounter moments of extraordinary strength, courage, and resilience, when fears are confronted, even overcome, and anything seems possible.” – Arianna Huffington

“There is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent – because of everyday fears like not being approved of pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children.” – Arianna Huffington

“Being fearless doesn’t mean living a life devoid of fear, but living a life in which our fears don’t hold us back” – Arianna Huffington

“Don’t wait until you’re not afraid of something to do it. Do it despite the fear and you’ll start to develop a ‘fearlessness muscle’.” – Arianna Huffington

“We have created a democracy that links us all, and with it come not only opportunities but obligations. There are no gates or walls high enough. There are no bank accounts large enough to buy you and your family and your friends protection from the fear and hunger of those left behind or to isolate you from the consequences of growing social inequities. We are all in this boat together. And the fact that there isn’t a hole at your end of the boat doesn’t mean you are safe.” – Arianna Huffington

“Fearlessness is the mother of reinvention.” – Arianna Huffington

“So great becomes the fear of losing what we have that many of us rush back to hide under the temporary shelter of convention rather than follow the path of self-discovery wherever it might lead. Given adequate time and sufficient fear, we may hide so long that we hardly notice we’re slowly suffocating.” – Arianna Huffington

“If you look at the best research on parenting, it comes down to one thing and one thing only. Not what you teach your children or how much time you spend with them, or if you read to them or not. What it comes down to is who you are, because we teach who we are. You read, your child will read. You watch too much TV, your child will. You do service in the world, your child will do service in the world. So the best way to get past all the worries is to be the best you that you can be. And forgive yourself when you are not. And not to hold unrealistic expectations of your children when you are in no way showing them the behavior you demand from them. Be an example to yourself that your child can be proud of.” – Arianna Huffington

“Our most meaningful relationships are based on a longing for expansion rather than a preoccupation with comfort and security. To live exuberantly—to fully know and be fully known by another—we must be prepared to illuminate the dark spots in our most intimate relationships and in our selves.” – Arianna Huffington

“THE MOST INTIMATE relationship we’ll ever have is with our own body. It’s the headquarters of our fears and anxieties. It’s also the cause of many of them. Which is why we can never really be fearless until we stop judging our looks and accept them. I’ve” – Arianna Huffington

“We have a choice when we face difficult decisions: We can act with faith or we can act with fear. There are no guarantees except this one: If we dwell on our fears, we will definitely miss the joys of the unexpected.” – Arianna Huffington

“But do not pretend that people become great by doing great things. They do great things because they are great, if the great things come along. But they are great just the same when the great things do not come along.” – Arianna Huffington

“We master our fears by embracing them, not by subduing them.” – Arianna Huffington

“It’s nice to be nice, but it can be extremely draining and self-destructive when it mutes our voice, holds us back, and undermines our authenticity.” – Arianna Huffington

“Worry is a form of atheism. And so is most fear.” – Arianna Huffington

“More money,” Etcoff writes, “is spent on beauty than on education or social services.” FEARS” – Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington Quotes on Life

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” – Arianna Huffington  

“It’s not ‘What do I want to do?’, it’s ‘What kind of life do I want to have?’” – Arianna Huffington  

“Have you notices that when we die, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success?” – Arianna Huffington  

“We forget we’re mostly water till the rain falls and every atom in our body starts to go home.” – Arianna Huffington  

“Just change the channel. You are in control of the clicker. Don’t replay the bad, scary movie.” – Arianna Huffington  

“Today we often use deadlines—real and imaginary—to imprison ourselves.” – Arianna Huffington  

“Imagine how our culture, how our lives, will change when we begin valuing go-givers as much as we value go-getters.” – Arianna Huffington  

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.” – Arianna Huffington

“Treat people like family, and they will be loyal and give their all.” – Arianna Huffington  

“Never let life’s Iagos—flatterers, dissemblers—onto your train.” – Arianna Huffington  

“And yet we spend so much time and effort and energy on those resume entries—entries that lose all significance as soon as our heart stops beating.” – Arianna Huffington

“Why do we spend so much of our limited time on this earth focusing on all the things that our eulogies will never cover?” – Arianna Huffington

“We are not on this earth to accumulate victories, things, and experiences, but to be whittled and sandpapered until what’s left is who we truly are.” – Arianna Huffington

“Too many of us leave our lives—and, in fact, our souls—behind when we go to work.” – Arianna Huffington

“Being connected in a shallow way to the entire world can prevent us from being deeply connected to those closest to us—including ourselves.” – Arianna Huffington

“Countless things in our daily lives can awaken the almost constant state of wonder we knew as children. But sometimes to see them we must look through a different set of eyes.” – Arianna Huffington

“In our daily lives, moving from struggle to grace requires practice and commitment.” – Arianna Huffington  

“Moving ourselves to the background and others to the foreground is evidence that the (spiritual) search is achieving its purpose.” – Arianna Huffington

Famous Arianna Huffington Quotes

“If you take care of your mind, you take care of the world.” – Arianna Huffington  

“We all have within us the ability to move from struggle to grace.” – Arianna Huffington  

“Meditation is not about stopping thoughts, but recognizing that we are more than our thoughts and our feelings.” – Arianna Huffington  

“The average smartphone user checks his or her device every six and a half minutes.” – Arianna Huffington  

“The quest for knowledge may be pursued at higher speeds with smarter tools today, but wisdom is found no more readily than it was three thousand years ago in the court of King Solomon.” – Arianna Huffington  

“A study funded by the National Institutes of Health showed a 23 percent decrease in mortality in people who meditated versus those who did not.” – Arianna Huffington  

“Taoist philosophy, “Rest is prior to motion and stillness prior to action.” – Arianna Huffington  

“In December 2013, a tourist in Melbourne fell off a pier and plunged into the sea while checking Facebook on her phone. She still had it in her hand when she was rescued.” – Arianna Huffington  

“Music can reach those places where words alone can’t go.” – Arianna Huffington

“I want to look at how we can build a path forward for our lives, which is more sustainable and less fueled by burnouts, sleep deprivation, exhaustion” – Arianna Huffington

“Now you have unequivocal scientific evidence of the importance of sleep and the dangers of sleep deprivation” – Arianna Huffington

“We are wired for giving. When we give, all the biological inflammation-markers, the precursors of disease, go down” – Arianna Huffington

“Right now, we are at a kind of tipping point, where a lot of people realize that fundamental changes have to happen. Starting at the individual level, but a lot of companies are recognizing that the wellbeing of their employees is not separate from the bottom line of the company” – Arianna Huffington

“Personally, I’m much more interesting in an ‘inner space project’ than an ‘outer space project’” – Arianna Huffington

“If we completely identify ourselves with our jobs, however magnificent our jobs may be, we are missing out on the fullness, and grandeur of what a human being is” – Arianna Huffington

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Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author, syndicated columnist, and businesswoman. She is a co-founder of The Huffington Post (now HuffPost), the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of fifteen books.

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