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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How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

– Wayne Dyer

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He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.

– Chinese proverb

Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.

Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.

– Bruce Lee

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

– Maya Angelou

Well done is better than well said.

Well done is better than well said.

– Benjamin Franklin

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Exuberance is Beauty

– William Blake

There are 2 ways of spreading light

There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

– Edith Wharton

A pep talk from Winnie the Pooh

If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.

– A.A. Milne

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

– Aristotle

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Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.

– George Bernard Shaw

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.

– C.G. Jung

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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

– Edmund Burke

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A leader is a dealer in hope.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

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Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.

– Wayne Dyer

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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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An artist’s concern is to capture beauty wherever he finds it.

– Kazuo Ishiguro

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Learning to unlearn is the highest form of learning.

– Buddhist proverb

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In this earth, in this soil, in this pure field, let us not plant any seeds other than seeds of love and compassion.

– Rumi

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As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.

– Seneca

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In every crisis lies the seed of opportunity.

– Chinese proverb

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