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.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy, and perseverance.
You’re only given a small spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.
There are no old roads to new directions.
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
There’s nothing like setting a goal and accomplishing it. The road to achieve that goal is never straight. It has twists and turns, and at times you feel like you can’t pull it off. When you finally accomplish that goal, you feel a sense of accomplishment and self-worth that really can’t be beat.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Everyone loves innovation until it affects them.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.
Happiness is like a skill to be learned and practiced, not a character trait.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The typical North American attention span is 6 minutes.
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
The biggest risk in innovation lies in sticking too closely to your plans.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
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.
If you tell me, it’s an essay. If you show me, it’s a story.
People don’t want a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole.
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
Good questions outrank easy answers.
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.
Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.
One has to passionately believe it is possible to change the industry, to turn it on its head, to make sure that it will never be the same again.
Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.
To clarify, add detail. Imagine that, to clarify, add detail. Clutter and overload are not attributes of information, they are failures of design. If the information is in chaos, don’t start throwing out information, instead fix the design.
There is no age attached to a student, that quest is without a number.