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.
Success comes in cans, not can’t’s.
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.
If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.
Never try to be better than someone else. Learn from others, and try to be the best you can be. Success is the by product of that preparation.
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
Progress always involves risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Most use technology to define the function. We use function to drive the technology.
The task of Leadership is not to put greatness into people but to elicit it. For the greatness is there already.
Do not attempt to walk through life without a dream, without a hope, without a goal to achieve success.
Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy, and perseverance.
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 the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.
Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.
Managers say yes to innovation only if doing nothing is a bigger risk.
You’re only given a small spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
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.
Someday isn’t a real day like Monday or Tuesday, it’s just another word for ‘never’.
Everyone has a plan… until they get hit.
You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.