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.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing, success will be yours.
Happiness is like a skill to be learned and practiced, not a character trait.
Change is inevitable; growth is optional!
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.
Managers say yes to innovation only if doing nothing is a bigger risk.
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.
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.
The absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?
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.
If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.
Most use technology to define the function. We use function to drive the technology.
A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.
People don’t want a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole.
Do not attempt to walk through life without a dream, without a hope, without a goal to achieve success.
We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy, and perseverance.
Less isn’t more; just enough is more.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
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.
Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.