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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Less isn’t more; just enough is more.

— Milton Glaser

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

— Barbara Greene

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

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

— Albert Einstein

It is not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen.

— Accenture

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

— Unknown

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

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.

— Edward Tufte

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

— Albert Einstein

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

— Theodore Levitt

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

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

— D. Hills (Walt Disney Company)

A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.

— Bob McKim

Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.

— Mike Tyson

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

— Robin Williams

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

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

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

— Luis Noboa Naranjo

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

— Woody Allen

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

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

— Will Rogers

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

— Dorothy Parker

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

— Christine Carter

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

— Albert Einstein

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

— John Quincy Adams

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

— Thomas Edison

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

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

— Richard Branson

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.

— Liv Mueller (Musician from Milwaukee)

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
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