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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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

Change is inevitable; growth is optional!

— Walt Disney

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

— Christine Carter

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

— Leo Tolstoy

Good questions outrank easy answers.

— Paul Samuelson

On presenting to a crowd: It’s not about killing the butterflies in your stomach, it’s about getting them to fly in formation.

— Unknown

We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

— A. Einstein

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

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

— Thomas Edison

Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You will then have to catch up with them.

— Richard Branson

Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.

— Frederick Wilcox

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.

— James Thurber

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.

— Jean-Louis Etienne

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

— Theodore Levitt

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

— D. Hills (Walt Disney Company)

Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.

— Douglas Bader

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

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

— Andy Warhol

If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.

— Thomas Jefferson

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

— Walter Bagehot

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

— Dr. Seuss

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

— Albert Einstein

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

— John Wooden

A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.

— Bob McKim

There are no old roads to new directions.

— The Boston Consulting Group

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

— Albert Einstein

Success comes in cans, not can’t’s.

— Unknown

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

— Gijs van Wulfen

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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