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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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

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

— D. Hills (Walt Disney Company)

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

— Richard Branson

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.

— Neil Gaiman

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 you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.

— Simon Sinek

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

— Sophia Loren

When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.

— Ellen DeGeneres

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

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

— Derrick Milligan

The biggest obstacle to learning something is the belief that you already know it.

— Unknown

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.

— Frank A. Clark

Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.

— Mike Tyson

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

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

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

If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.

— Albert Einstein

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

— Charles Mingus

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

— Unknown

A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.

— Bob McKim

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

No worries + no fear + no defeats = no life

— Unknown

The task of Leadership is not to put greatness into people but to elicit it. For the greatness is there already.

— John Buchan

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

— Aristotle

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

— Richard Branson

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

— Douglas Bader

Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.

— Flannery O’Connor

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

— Barbara Greene

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.

— Jean-Louis Etienne

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
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