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 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.
Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.
It is not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
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.
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.
If you tell me, it’s an essay. If you show me, it’s a story.
In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that, I learn from him.
Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You will then have to catch up with them.
Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.
Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Dialogue is a process of genuine interaction through which human beings listen to each other deeply enough to be changed by what they learn.
Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.
Do not attempt to walk through life without a dream, without a hope, without a goal to achieve success.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
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.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
It’s only when you drop yesterday’s assumptions that you can glimpse tomorrow’s patterns and possibilities. To see deeper, unsee first.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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.
Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.
If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.
I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination can take you anywhere.
On presenting to a crowd: It’s not about killing the butterflies in your stomach, it’s about getting them to fly in formation.
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.