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.
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
On presenting to a crowd: It’s not about killing the butterflies in your stomach, it’s about getting them to fly in formation.
If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.
People don’t want a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
No worries + no fear + no defeats = no life
Managers say yes to innovation only if doing nothing is a bigger risk.
I have not failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.
You’re only given a small spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
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.
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.
Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You will then have to catch up with them.
The task of Leadership is not to put greatness into people but to elicit it. For the greatness is there already.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
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.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
There is no age attached to a student, that quest is without a number.
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.
The absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.
Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.
If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.