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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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

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

There is no age attached to a student, that quest is without a number.

— Derrick Milligan

Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.

— Flannery O’Connor

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

— Albert Einstein

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

— Wayne Gretzky

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

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

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

— Maya Angelou

Someday isn’t a real day like Monday or Tuesday, it’s just another word for ‘never’.

— Robert Herjavec

Some disappointment is always the price of brave dreaming.

— Robin Sharma

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

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

— Albert Einstein

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.

— Jean-Louis Etienne

The absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.

— Unknown

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

— Dorothy Parker

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

— Unknown

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

— Woody Allen

Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

— Winston Churchill

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

— Unknown

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

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.

— Luke Williams,Disrupt

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

— Albert Einstein

I have not failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.

— Thomas Edison

There are no old roads to new directions.

— The Boston Consulting Group

I never lose. I either win or learn.

— Nelson Mandela

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

— Leo Tolstoy

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

— Mark Twain

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

— Jim Rohn

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
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