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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Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.

— Flannery O’Connor

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

Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.

— Robin Sharma

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

— Dr. Seuss

Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?

— Desmond Tutu

Good questions outrank easy answers.

— Paul Samuelson

Success comes in cans, not can’t’s.

— Unknown

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.

— Tony Robbins

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

— Walt Disney

Mastery is a pursuit, not a destination, and, throughout its unfolding, is a reoccurring cycle of losing who we think we are in order to make room for who we are becoming.

— Daryl Conner

One has to passionately believe it is possible to change the industry, to turn it on its head, to make sure that it will never be the same again.

— Richard Branson

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

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

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.

— Sir Cecil Beaton

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

— Gijs van Wulfen

An optimist is someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a cha-cha.

— Robert Brault

No worries + no fear + no defeats = no life

— Unknown

Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy, and perseverance.

— Orison Swett Marden

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

— Wayne Gretzky

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

— A. Clarke

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

— Sophia Loren

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

— Walter Bagehot

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

— Leo Tolstoy

Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.

— SEAL Team Saying

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

— Barbara Greene

We’re just in experimental phase right now. As long as we’re in that type of phase, it’s a crazy time. You know we’ll get there (profitability) and get there fast. But the ideas that are not out there yet, and the companies that will be behind them, might be the real winners.

— David Cole

In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.

— Unknown

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion; you must set yourself on fire.

— Reggie Leach

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

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
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