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.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.
Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.
Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.
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.
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.
People don’t want a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole.
Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.
Most use technology to define the function. We use function to drive the technology.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?
It is not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen.
Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Everyone loves innovation until it affects them.
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.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
The biggest obstacle to learning something is the belief that you already know it.
Success comes in cans, not can’t’s.
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
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.
Good questions outrank easy answers.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
The biggest risk in innovation lies in sticking too closely to your plans.
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.
Making the simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.
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.
We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
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.