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.
The task of Leadership is not to put greatness into people but to elicit it. For the greatness is there already.
Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.
Most use technology to define the function. We use function to drive the technology.
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
There’s nothing like setting a goal and accomplishing it. The road to achieve that goal is never straight. It has twists and turns, and at times you feel like you can’t pull it off. When you finally accomplish that goal, you feel a sense of accomplishment and self-worth that really can’t be beat.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
People don’t want a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole.
The typical North American attention span is 6 minutes.
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.
In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.
Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You will then have to catch up with them.
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.
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.
Happiness is like a skill to be learned and practiced, not a character trait.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
The biggest obstacle to learning something is the belief that you already know it.
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.
Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy, and perseverance.
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
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.
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.
Do not attempt to walk through life without a dream, without a hope, without a goal to achieve success.