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.
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
One has to passionately believe it is possible to change the industry, to turn it on its head, to make sure that it will never be the same again.
Success comes in cans, not can’t’s.
The absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.
Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.
Success is measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?
Most use technology to define the function. We use function to drive the technology.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
I have not failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.
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.
If you tell me, it’s an essay. If you show me, it’s a story.
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.
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.
Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Mastery is a pursuit, not a destination, and, throughout its unfolding, is a reoccurring cycle of losing who we think we are in order to make room for who we are becoming.
Managers say yes to innovation only if doing nothing is a bigger risk.
Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.
The biggest obstacle to learning something is the belief that you already know it.
Someday isn’t a real day like Monday or Tuesday, it’s just another word for ‘never’.
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.
If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing, success will be yours.
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Never try to be better than someone else. Learn from others, and try to be the best you can be. Success is the by product of that preparation.
Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.
There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.
If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.