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.
It’s only when you drop yesterday’s assumptions that you can glimpse tomorrow’s patterns and possibilities. To see deeper, unsee first.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
The typical North American attention span is 6 minutes.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
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.
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.
Do not attempt to walk through life without a dream, without a hope, without a goal to achieve success.
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.
If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.
Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
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.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.
If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.
Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.
In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that, I learn from him.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.
An optimist is someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a cha-cha.
Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.
Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?
Success comes in cans, not can’t’s.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Change is inevitable; growth is optional!
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.