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.
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.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.
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.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
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.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.
Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.
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.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
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.
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.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
You’re only given a small spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.
Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy, and perseverance.
It’s only when you drop yesterday’s assumptions that you can glimpse tomorrow’s patterns and possibilities. To see deeper, unsee first.
If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing, success will be yours.
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.