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.
Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.
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.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.
Good questions outrank easy answers.
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
The absence of conflict is apathy, not harmony.
If you tell me, it’s an essay. If you show me, it’s a story.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
Do not attempt to walk through life without a dream, without a hope, without a goal to achieve success.
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.
One has to passionately believe it is possible to change the industry, to turn it on its head, to make sure that it will never be the same again.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
There’s nothing like setting a goal and accomplishing it. The road to achieve that goal is never straight. It has twists and turns, and at times you feel like you can’t pull it off. When you finally accomplish that goal, you feel a sense of accomplishment and self-worth that really can’t be beat.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination can take you anywhere.
Most use technology to define the function. We use function to drive the technology.
On presenting to a crowd: It’s not about killing the butterflies in your stomach, it’s about getting them to fly in formation.
Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.
Dialogue is a process of genuine interaction through which human beings listen to each other deeply enough to be changed by what they learn.
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.
If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.
Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
Mastery is a pursuit, not a destination, and, throughout its unfolding, is a reoccurring cycle of losing who we think we are in order to make room for who we are becoming.
Change is inevitable; growth is optional!
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.