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.
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
The biggest risk in innovation lies in sticking too closely to your plans.
An optimist is someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a cha-cha.
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.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
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.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Most use technology to define the function. We use function to drive the technology.
I have not failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy, and perseverance.
The task of Leadership is not to put greatness into people but to elicit it. For the greatness is there already.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination can take you anywhere.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that, I learn from him.
I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.
Good questions outrank easy answers.
It’s only when you drop yesterday’s assumptions that you can glimpse tomorrow’s patterns and possibilities. To see deeper, unsee first.
Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
You’re only given a small spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.