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

— Bill Cosby

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

— D. Hills (Walt Disney Company)

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

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.

— Richard Branson

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

— John Quincy Adams

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

— Maya Angelou

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

— Albert Einstein

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

— A. Clarke

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

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

— Aristotle

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

— Dr. Seuss

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

— Unknown

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

— Thomas Edison

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

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

— Douglas Bader

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

Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy, and perseverance.

— Orison Swett Marden

The task of Leadership is not to put greatness into people but to elicit it. For the greatness is there already.

— John Buchan

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination can take you anywhere.

— Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.

— Bob McKim

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

— Thomas Edison

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

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Good questions outrank easy answers.

— Paul Samuelson

It’s only when you drop yesterday’s assumptions that you can glimpse tomorrow’s patterns and possibilities. To see deeper, unsee first.

— Umair Haq

Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.

— SEAL Team Saying

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

— Wayne Gretzky

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

— Robert F Kennedy

You’re only given a small spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.

— Robin Williams
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