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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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

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

— Andre Gide

Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.

— Frederick Wilcox

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.

— Sir Cecil Beaton

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

— Dr. Seuss

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

— Albert Einstein

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.

— Herman Melville, Billy Budd

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

— Albert Einstein

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

— Walter Bagehot

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

— Unknown

Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.

— Jean de La Bruyère

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Practice hard. Wellness. Play with Abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Love as if this is all there is.

— Unknown

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

— Neale Donald Walsh

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

To clarify, add detail. Imagine that, to clarify, add detail. Clutter and overload are not attributes of information, they are failures of design. If the information is in chaos, don’t start throwing out information, instead fix the design.

— Edward Tufte

Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

— Winston Churchill

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.

— Jean-Louis Etienne

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

— Beverly Sills

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

— Dorothy Parker

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

— Robin Williams

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.

— Maya Angelou

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

— Orison Swett Marden

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

If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing, success will be yours.

— Ray Kroc

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

— Will Rogers
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