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.
Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.
Change is inevitable; growth is optional!
Managers say yes to innovation only if doing nothing is a bigger risk.
In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that, I learn from him.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
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.
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.
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion; you must set yourself on fire.
I have not failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.
In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
The first instinct in responding to this sudden economic crisis is to hunker down and wait for the storm to pass. That is the instinct, but acting on it would be a grave mistake. Our challenge today is radical transformation. Change at the margins will not do. The choice, it seems to me, is this: Reinvention or extinction. If we think it cannot happen to us, we ought to recall the fate of the Swiss watchmakers. Fabulous craftsmen, certainly, but the world has moved on, technologies have advanced, habits have shifted.
If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.
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.
Someday isn’t a real day like Monday or Tuesday, it’s just another word for ‘never’.
Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy, and perseverance.
There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.
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.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.
When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.
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.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination can take you anywhere.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.