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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Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.

— Anon,seen in the Main Street Brewery in Cortez, CO and related by Neil Peart in Ghost Rider

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

— Bill Cosby

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

— Charles Mingus

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 want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.

— Thomas Jefferson

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

— Theodore Levitt

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

— Albert Einstein

No worries + no fear + no defeats = no life

— Unknown

Managers say yes to innovation only if doing nothing is a bigger risk.

— Gijs van Wulfen

I have not failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.

— Thomas Edison

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

— Frank A. Clark

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

— Albert Einstein

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

— Albert Einstein

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

— Richard Branson

You’re only given a small spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.

— Robin Williams

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

— Wayne Gretzky

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

I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.

— Rita Mae Brown

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

— Richard Branson

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

— John Buchan

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

— Robert F Kennedy

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

— Winston Churchill

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

— John F. Kennedy

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

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

— Dorothy Parker

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

— Derrick Milligan

In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.

— Eric Hoffer

The absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.

— Unknown

Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.

— Mike Tyson

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

— Simon Sinek
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