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

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

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

— Theodore Levitt

Most use technology to define the function. We use function to drive the technology.

— Unknown

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

— A. Clarke

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

— Jim Rohn

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

— Frank A. Clark

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

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

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

— Gijs van Wulfen

If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.

— Maya Angelou

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

I never lose. I either win or learn.

— Nelson Mandela

Success comes in cans, not can’t’s.

— Unknown

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

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

— Maya Angelou

There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.

— Charles D. Gill

It’s only when you drop yesterday’s assumptions that you can glimpse tomorrow’s patterns and possibilities. To see deeper, unsee first.

— Umair Haq

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

— Robert F Kennedy

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

Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.

— Flannery O’Connor

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

— Luis Noboa Naranjo

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

— Aristotle

Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.

— Unknown

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

— Albert Einstein

No worries + no fear + no defeats = no life

— Unknown

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 absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.

— Unknown

Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.

— William Pollard

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

— Desmond Tutu
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