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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The absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.

— Unknown

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.

— Oprah Winfrey

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

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

— Unknown

If you tell me, it’s an essay. If you show me, it’s a story.

— Barbara Greene

Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.

— Robin Sharma

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

— Robert F Kennedy

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.

— John Wooden

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.

— Daryl Conner

Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

— Winston Churchill

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.

— Edward Tufte

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

— John Wooden

On presenting to a crowd: It’s not about killing the butterflies in your stomach, it’s about getting them to fly in formation.

— Unknown

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

If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.

— Simon Sinek

Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.

— Mike Tyson

Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.

— Douglas Bader

Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.

— Unknown

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

— Aristotle

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.

— Herman Melville, Billy Budd

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

— Bill Cosby

Everyone loves innovation until it affects them.

— Saul Kaplan

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.

— William Pollard

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

— John F. Kennedy

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.

— Richard Branson

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.

— Frank A. Clark

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion; you must set yourself on fire.

— Reggie Leach

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

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.

— Jean-Louis Etienne

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

— Eleanor Roosevelt
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