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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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

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)

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

— Dorothy Parker

Success comes in cans, not can’t’s.

— Unknown

Dialogue is a process of genuine interaction through which human beings listen to each other deeply enough to be changed by what they learn.

— Hal Saunders

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

Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.

— Robin Sharma

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.

— Tony Robbins

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

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

— James Thurber

Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?

— Desmond Tutu

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

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

The typical North American attention span is 6 minutes.

— Unknown

Change is inevitable; growth is optional!

— Walt Disney

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

— Robert F Kennedy

Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.

— Flannery O’Connor

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

— A. Einstein

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

— Walt Disney

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

— Abraham Lincoln

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

— Barbara Greene

People don’t want a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole.

— Theodore Levitt

You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

— Andre Gide

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

— Andy Warhol
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