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10 Martha Stewart Quotes to Live By There's much to learn from America's domestic queen.

By Rose Leadem

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Business woman, best-selling author, television personality and serial entrepreneur Martha Stewart knows a thing or two about success. Launching her own companies, running a magazine, hosting a television show -- there are few things the successful woman hasn't done.

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Sure, she's dealt with her fair share of public scandals, but despite them, she's only continued to grow and expand upon her success. From overcoming obstacles and pushing forward, there's much to be learned from the domestic diva.

Check out these 10 quotes that will motivate and inspire you.

On passion

"There is no single recipe for success, but there is one essential ingredient: passion." -- Martha Stewart

On mistakes

"So the pie isn't perfect? Cut it into wedges. Stay in control, and never panic." -- Martha Stewart

On hard work

"I think baking cookies is equal to Queen Victoria running an empire. There's no difference in how seriously you take the job." -- Martha Stewart

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On creativity

"It's all about new techniques -- simplifying old techniques and consolidating steps. Making things go faster, but not worse." -- Martha Stewart

On change

"The more you adapt, the more interesting you are." -- Martha Stewart

On courage

"Sometimes, I shake if I have to do something that I've never done before -- maybe not noticeably, but inside. But I'll do it, because I know it's not an insurmountable task." -- Martha Stewart

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On getting started

"Once you realize that you have identified a passion, invest in yourself. Figure out what you need to know, what kind of experience and expertise you need to develop to do the things that you feel in your heart you will enjoy and that will sustain you both mentally and economically." -- Martha Stewart

On collaboration

"Seek out people to work with who are brimming with talent, energy, integrity, optimism, and generosity." -- Martha Stewart

On success

"Without an open mind, you can never be a great success." -- Martha Stewart

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On opportunity

"It is a good thing until you discover a better thing." -- Martha Stewart

Rose Leadem is a freelance writer for 

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