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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Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

— Maya Angelou

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

— Wayne Gretzky

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

— Maya Angelou

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

— Oscar Wilde

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

— Bill Cosby

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

— Leo Tolstoy

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

— Unknown

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination can take you anywhere.

— Albert Einstein

In a business world of nonstop change, there’s only one way to win the game: transform it entirely. This requires a revolution in thinking—a steady stream of disruptive strategies and unexpected solutions.

— Luke Williams,Disrupt

There is no age attached to a student, that quest is without a number.

— Derrick Milligan

We’re just in experimental phase right now. As long as we’re in that type of phase, it’s a crazy time. You know we’ll get there (profitability) and get there fast. But the ideas that are not out there yet, and the companies that will be behind them, might be the real winners.

— David Cole

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

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

— Andre Gide

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

— Robert Herjavec

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

— John Quincy Adams

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

— Desmond Tutu

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

— Thomas Edison

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

— Dorothy Parker

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

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

— Thomas Jefferson

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

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

— Walt Disney

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

— Sophia Loren

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

— Robin Williams

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

— Albert Einstein

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

— Frederick Wilcox

The absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.

— Unknown

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

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
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