What inspires? What sparks creation?

There are as many answers to this as there are ideas. Leading clients through the ideation process is one of the several services we provide at Dawn. Often we use quotes to spark a discussion. We seek out quotes where the writer skillfully uses words to express and illuminate an idea in a powerful or provocative way. You’ll find some of our favorites here, including ones that have the power to alter a mindset. If you’re looking for a favorite author or a particular subject, use our search function to find these quotes from the illuminating nuggets we’ve collected.

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Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is is true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?

– Rumi

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Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.

– Ovid

We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.

We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.

– William James

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.

– Joseph Campbell

It takes both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow

It takes both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow.

– Ancient proverb

We take care of the future best by taking care of the present now.

We take care of the future best by taking care of the present now.

– Jon Kabat-Zinn

To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.

To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

– Lao Tzu

to understand nothing takes time

To understand nothing takes time.

– Zen proverb

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Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

– Theodore Roosevelt

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Be as you wish to seem.

– Socrates

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

– Maya Angelou

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He who knows others is learned. He who knows himself is wise.

– Lao tzu

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If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

– Jack Dixon

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Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

– Albert Einstein

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To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.

– Arthur Ashe

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Everything is habit-forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing.

– Wilt Chamberlain

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Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

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If you hate your work, leave. If you hate your hate, leave that too.

– Buddhist proverb

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I am not what happens to me. I choose who I become.

– C.G. Jung

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Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

– Charles Swindoll

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