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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No worries + no fear + no defeats = no life

— Unknown

Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.

— Unknown

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

— Winston Churchill

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Practice hard. Wellness. Play with Abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Love as if this is all there is.

— Unknown

Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.

— SEAL Team Saying

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

— Derrick Milligan

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.

— Richard Branson

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

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

— Will Rogers

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.

— Frederick Wilcox

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

— Charles D. Gill

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

— Orison Swett Marden

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

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

— Robert F Kennedy

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

— Thomas Edison

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

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

— Mark Twain

Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.

— Flannery O’Connor

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

— Albert Einstein

Less isn’t more; just enough is more.

— Milton Glaser

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

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)

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

She drank from a bottle called DRINK ME and up she grew so tall. She ate from a plate called TASTE ME and down she shrank so small. And so she changed, while other folks Never tried nothin’ at all.

— Shel Silverstein,Alice

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

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 biggest risk in innovation lies in sticking too closely to your plans.

— D. Hills (Walt Disney Company)

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

Most use technology to define the function. We use function to drive the technology.

— Unknown
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