Arianna Huffington is a renowned author and international entrepreneur who started the hugely successful news platform ‘The Huffington Post’ in 2005. In 2011, the site was bought by AOL and it’s popularity soared to greater heights.

Known as much for her books as her media empire, Huffington’s books explore a range of issues spanning across feminism to corporate politics. In 2016, Huffington announced she was leaving The Huffington Post to focus on her new startup – Thrive Global –  a company that’s dedicated to health and wellness.

Arianna is an inspiration to female entrepreneurs the world over who want to create their own successful companies. Here are 42 Insightful Arianna Huffington Quotes:

42 Insightful Arianna Huffington Quotes

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

“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 afterlife.”

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

42 Insightful Arianna Huffington Quotes

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

“Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.”

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

“Today we often use deadlines—real and imaginary—to imprison ourselves.”42 Insightful Arianna Huffington Quotes

“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.”

“Give me a place to stand and I will move the world.”

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

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

“Increasingly, staying in the middle class – let along aspiring to become middle class – is becoming a game of chance.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

”Mainstream media tend to just mouth the conventional wisdom, to see everything through the filter of right and left.”

Arianna Huffington Quotes

“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.”

“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.”

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

“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 – as women and as mothers.”

“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.”

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

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

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

“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.”

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

Arianna Huffington Quotes

“Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.”

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

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