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.
The absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.
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.
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.
Most use technology to define the function. We use function to drive the technology.
If you tell me, it’s an essay. If you show me, it’s a story.
Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
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.
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.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
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.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
On presenting to a crowd: It’s not about killing the butterflies in your stomach, it’s about getting them to fly in formation.
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.
If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.
Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.
Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.
Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
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.
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Everyone loves innovation until it affects them.
Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
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.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion; you must set yourself on fire.
If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing, success will be yours.
Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.