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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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

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

— Orison Swett Marden

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

— Thomas Edison

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

— Robert Herjavec

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

— Oscar Wilde

Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.

— SEAL Team Saying

The typical North American attention span is 6 minutes.

— Unknown

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

— Andy Warhol

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

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

— Unknown

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

— John Wooden

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

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

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

— Unknown

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

— Unknown

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

— Frederick Wilcox

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

— A. Clarke

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

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

— John Burroughs

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

— Woody Allen

I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.

— Rita Mae Brown

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

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

— Beverly Sills

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

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

— Sophia Loren

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

— Charles Swindoll

Pain is temporary. Glory is forever.

— Unknown

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

— Albert Einstein

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

— Walter Bagehot

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
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