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.
Happiness is like a skill to be learned and practiced, not a character trait.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.
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.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Managers say yes to innovation only if doing nothing is a bigger risk.
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.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
The biggest risk in innovation lies in sticking too closely to your plans.
If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.
An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
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.
It’s only when you drop yesterday’s assumptions that you can glimpse tomorrow’s patterns and possibilities. To see deeper, unsee first.
In my walks, every man I meet is my superior in some way, and in that, I learn from him.
If you tell me, it’s an essay. If you show me, it’s a story.
It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.
On presenting to a crowd: It’s not about killing the butterflies in your stomach, it’s about getting them to fly in formation.
People don’t want a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole.
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.
No worries + no fear + no defeats = no life
Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.
The task of Leadership is not to put greatness into people but to elicit it. For the greatness is there already.
Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.
Dialogue is a process of genuine interaction through which human beings listen to each other deeply enough to be changed by what they learn.
We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
Money, influence, and position are nothing compared with brains, principles, energy, and perseverance.