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

Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.

— Unknown

Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.

— Flannery O’Connor

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

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

— Dorothy Parker

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

Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.

— Mike Tyson

Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.

— SEAL Team Saying

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

— Andy Warhol

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

— John Wooden

Success comes in cans, not can’t’s.

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

— Albert Einstein

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

— Unknown

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

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The typical North American attention span is 6 minutes.

— Unknown

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.

— Jean-Louis Etienne

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)

In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.

— Eric Hoffer

Less isn’t more; just enough is more.

— Milton Glaser

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

— Richard Branson

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

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

— Frank A. Clark

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

— Aristotle
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