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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Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.

— Robin Sharma

There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.

— Charles D. Gill

The typical North American attention span is 6 minutes.

— Unknown

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.

— Booker T Washington

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

— Aristotle

Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.

— Anon, seen in the Main Street Brewery in Cortez, CO and related by Neil Peart in Ghost Rider

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

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

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

— Winston Churchill

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

— Walt Disney

If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.

— Albert Einstein

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

— Albert Einstein

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.

— James Thurber

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

— Simon Sinek

A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.

— Bob McKim

We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

— A. Einstein

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

— Eleanor Roosevelt

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

In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that, I learn from him.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.

— Unknown

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

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

Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You will then have to catch up with them.

— Richard Branson

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

— John Burroughs

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)

Change is inevitable; growth is optional!

— Walt Disney

Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy, and perseverance.

— Orison Swett Marden

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

— Derrick Milligan

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

— John Quincy Adams

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

— Richard Branson
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