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.
Dialogue is a process of genuine interaction through which human beings listen to each other deeply enough to be changed by what they learn.
Change is inevitable; growth is optional!
Happiness is like a skill to be learned and practiced, not a character trait.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Good questions outrank easy answers.
On presenting to a crowd: It’s not about killing the butterflies in your stomach, it’s about getting them to fly in formation.
We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
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.
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.
I have not failed, I’ve just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.
Dream big by setting yourself seemingly impossible challenges. You will then have to catch up with them.
Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.
People don’t want a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole.
The biggest risk in innovation lies in sticking too closely to your plans.
Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.
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.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
A fish doesn’t know it’s wet.
There are no old roads to new directions.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Success comes in cans, not can’t’s.
Managers say yes to innovation only if doing nothing is a bigger risk.
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.