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

— Douglas Bader

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

— Andy Warhol

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

— Albert Einstein

It’s only when you drop yesterday’s assumptions that you can glimpse tomorrow’s patterns and possibilities. To see deeper, unsee first.

— Umair Haq

Good questions outrank easy answers.

— Paul Samuelson

Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.

— Robin Sharma

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

— Richard Branson

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.

— Unknown

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

— Sophia Loren

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

— Albert Einstein

Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.

— Mike Tyson

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

— Jim Rohn

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

— Derrick Milligan

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

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

— John Wooden

Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.

— Flannery O’Connor

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

— Charles D. Gill

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

— Walter Bagehot

Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.

— Jean de La Bruyère

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

Design thinking can be described as a discipline that uses the designer’s sensibility and methods to match people’s needs with what is technologically feasible and what a viable business strategy can convert into customer value and market opportunity.

— Tim Brown

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

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

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

— Barbara Greene

No worries + no fear + no defeats = no life

— Unknown

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.

— Liv Mueller (Musician from Milwaukee)

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

— Robin Williams

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

— John F. Kennedy

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

— Frank A. Clark
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