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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They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

— Andy Warhol

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

Happiness is like a skill to be learned and practiced, not a character trait.

— Christine Carter

Change is inevitable; growth is optional!

— Walt Disney

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.

— Shel Silverstein,Alice

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

— Gijs van Wulfen

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

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.

— Tony Robbins

The absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.

— Unknown

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?

— Desmond Tutu

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.

— Ellen DeGeneres

If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.

— Thomas Jefferson

Most use technology to define the function. We use function to drive the technology.

— Unknown

A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.

— Bob McKim

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

— Aristotle

Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.

— Robin Sharma

People don’t want a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole.

— Theodore Levitt

Do not attempt to walk through life without a dream, without a hope, without a goal to achieve success.

— Luis Noboa Naranjo

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

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.

— Jean-Louis Etienne

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

— Oscar Wilde

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

— Orison Swett Marden

Less isn’t more; just enough is more.

— Milton Glaser

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

— Andre Gide

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.

— Gordon Gee (Ohio State University)

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.

— Jerry Rice
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