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

— Albert Einstein

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

— Robin Williams

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

— Andy Warhol

Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.

— Mike Tyson

I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.

— Oprah Winfrey

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

— John Burroughs

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

Less isn’t more; just enough is more.

— Milton Glaser

Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.

— Maya Angelou

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

— Douglas Bader

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.

— Jean-Louis Etienne

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

— Sophia Loren

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

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

— Derrick Milligan

If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing, success will be yours.

— Ray Kroc

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

— Winston Churchill

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

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

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

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Do not attempt to walk through life without a dream, without a hope, without a goal to achieve success.

— Luis Noboa Naranjo

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

— Barbara Greene

The absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.

— Unknown

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

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

— John Buchan

If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.

— Woody Allen

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

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

— Oscar Wilde

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

— Christine Carter
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