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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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

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion; you must set yourself on fire.

— Reggie Leach

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

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

— Jim Rohn

Could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?

— Desmond Tutu

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

— Rita Mae Brown

She drank from a bottle called DRINK ME and up she grew so tall. She ate from a plate called TASTE ME and down she shrank so small. And so she changed, while other folks Never tried nothin’ at all.

— Shel Silverstein,Alice

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

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.

— Walt Disney

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.

— Jean-Louis Etienne

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

— John Wooden

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

— A. Clarke

Children think not of what is past, nor what is to come, but enjoy the present time, which few of us do.

— Jean de La Bruyère

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

Design thinking can be described as a discipline that uses the designer’s sensibility and methods to match people’s needs with what is technologically feasible and what a viable business strategy can convert into customer value and market opportunity.

— Tim Brown

Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.

— Dr. Seuss

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.

— John Wooden

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

Good questions outrank easy answers.

— Paul Samuelson

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

— Aristotle

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

— Andy Warhol

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

— Maya Angelou

No worries + no fear + no defeats = no life

— Unknown

In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that, I learn from him.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success comes in cans, not can’t’s.

— Unknown
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