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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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

— Thomas Edison

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

— Bill Cosby

Happiness is like a skill to be learned and practiced, not a character trait.

— Christine Carter

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

— Dorothy Parker

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

In a business world of nonstop change, there’s only one way to win the game: transform it entirely. This requires a revolution in thinking—a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions.

— Luke Williams,Disrupt

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

— Charles Mingus

Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.

— Robin Sharma

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

— D. Hills (Walt Disney Company)

Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.

— Flannery O’Connor

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

— Unknown

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.

— John Burroughs

If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.

— Thomas Jefferson

The biggest obstacle to learning something is the belief that you already know it.

— Unknown

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.

— Oprah Winfrey

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

— Will Rogers

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.

— Jean-Louis Etienne

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.

— Abraham Lincoln

Success comes in cans, not can’t’s.

— Unknown

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.

— Frank A. Clark

Design thinking can be described as a discipline that uses the designer’s sensibility and methods to match people’s needs with what is technologically feasible and what a viable business strategy can convert into customer value and market opportunity.

— Tim Brown

There is no age attached to a student, that quest is without a number.

— Derrick Milligan

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

— Woody Allen

Dialogue is a process of genuine interaction through which human beings listen to each other deeply enough to be changed by what they learn.

— Hal Saunders

There are no old roads to new directions.

— The Boston Consulting Group

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

— Mark Twain

Most use technology to define the function. We use function to drive the technology.

— Unknown

Change is inevitable; growth is optional!

— Walt Disney

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.

— Robert Brault

In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that, I learn from him.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson
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