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

— Dorothy Parker

Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.

— Mike Tyson

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.

— Albert Einstein

Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.

— Jerry Rice

Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.

— Douglas Bader

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

— Andre Gide

A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.

— Bob McKim

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

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

I never lose. I either win or learn.

— Nelson Mandela

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

Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?

— Desmond Tutu

It is not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen.

— Accenture

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

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

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

— Barbara Greene

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

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

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

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

— Robert F Kennedy

Everyone loves innovation until it affects them.

— Saul Kaplan

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

— Andy Warhol

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

— Derrick Milligan

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

— Frederick Wilcox

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

— Beverly Sills

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

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion; you must set yourself on fire.

— Reggie Leach

On presenting to a crowd: It’s not about killing the butterflies in your stomach, it’s about getting them to fly in formation.

— Unknown

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

— John Quincy Adams
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