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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If you tell me, it’s an essay. If you show me, it’s a story.

— Barbara Greene

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

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.

— Liv Mueller (Musician from Milwaukee)

Someday isn’t a real day like Monday or Tuesday, it’s just another word for ‘never’.

— Robert Herjavec

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

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

— Frank A. Clark

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

— Douglas Bader

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

— Frederick Wilcox

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

— John Buchan

Managers say yes to innovation only if doing nothing is a bigger risk.

— Gijs van Wulfen

We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

— A. Einstein

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

— Albert Einstein

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

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion; you must set yourself on fire.

— Reggie Leach

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

— John Quincy Adams

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

If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.

— Simon Sinek

Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You will then have to catch up with them.

— Richard Branson

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

— Leo Tolstoy

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

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

— Unknown

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

— Wayne Gretzky

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

— John Wooden
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