These are some of our favourite quotes and passages that we’ve collected over the years that we find inspiring or remind us of the types of challenges we need to keep for ourselves to continue to strive for greatness.

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The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

— Walter Bagehot

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.

— Anon,seen in the Main Street Brewery in Cortez, CO and related by Neil Peart in Ghost Rider

Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

— Winston Churchill

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.

— Jerry Rice

There are no old roads to new directions.

— The Boston Consulting Group

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

— John Quincy Adams

I have not failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.

— Thomas Edison

Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.

— Charles Mingus

We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

— A. Einstein

I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.

— Rita Mae Brown

Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.

— Flannery O’Connor

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.

— Woody Allen

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

— Dr. Seuss

Mastery is a pursuit, not a destination, and, throughout its unfolding, is a reoccurring cycle of losing who we think we are in order to make room for who we are becoming.

— Daryl Conner

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.

— Unknown

Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.

— SEAL Team Saying

The biggest risk in innovation lies in sticking too closely to your plans.

— D. Hills (Walt Disney Company)

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.

— Jean-Louis Etienne

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.

— Larry King

She drank from a bottle called DRINK ME and up she grew so tall. She ate from a plate called TASTE ME and down she shrank so small. And so she changed, while other folks Never tried nothin’ at all.

— Shel Silverstein,Alice

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

— Sophia Loren

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Practice hard. Wellness. Play with Abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Love as if this is all there is.

— Unknown

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

— Walt Disney

It is not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen.

— Accenture

Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.

— Douglas Bader

Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?

— Desmond Tutu

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.

— Maya Angelou

If you tell me, it’s an essay. If you show me, it’s a story.

— Barbara Greene

We’re just in experimental phase right now. As long as we’re in that type of phase, it’s a crazy time. You know we’ll get there (profitability) and get there fast. But the ideas that are not out there yet, and the companies that will be behind them, might be the real winners.

— David Cole
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