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.
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination can take you anywhere.
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.
Managers say yes to innovation only if doing nothing is a bigger risk.
If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing, success will be yours.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
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.
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.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that, I learn from him.
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.
Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
I have not failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.
The absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.
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.
The task of Leadership is not to put greatness into people but to elicit it. For the greatness is there already.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.
Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.
Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy, and perseverance.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Good questions outrank easy answers.
Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.