When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and you're life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it. Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again.
Profits are to business as breathing is to life. Breathing is essential to life, but it is not the purpose for living. Similarly, profits are essential for the existence of the corporation, but they're not the reason for its existence.
People who follow the rules never make history.
The key to a startup is to admit that you are a beginner. No one starts out a success. Success is built by being a bit better each day.
You were born with the opportunity to change the world. Don't waste it.
For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.