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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Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.

— Charles Mingus

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

Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.

— SEAL Team Saying

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

— Winston Churchill

Design thinking can be described as a discipline that uses the designer’s sensibility and methods to match people’s needs with what is technologically feasible and what a viable business strategy can convert into customer value and market opportunity.

— Tim Brown

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

— Walter Bagehot

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

— Oscar Wilde

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

— Andre Gide

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.

— Booker T Washington

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

— Richard Branson

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

— Aristotle

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.

— Larry King

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

— John Wooden

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

— Unknown

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

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

— Bill Cosby

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.

— Jean-Louis Etienne

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

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

Change is inevitable; growth is optional!

— Walt Disney

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

— Barbara Greene

Happiness is like a skill to be learned and practiced, not a character trait.

— Christine Carter

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

— Theodore Levitt

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.

— Robert Brault

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.

— Herman Melville, Billy Budd

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

— Robert F Kennedy

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

— Wayne Gretzky

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

— Leo Tolstoy

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

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

— Richard Branson
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