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.

That which does not kill us makes us stronger

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

The Buddha on Happiness

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single source and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases from being shared.

– The Buddha

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The only way to have a friend is to be one.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly.

– Proverb

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

– Winston Churchill

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.

– Matsuo Basho

The wound is where the light enters you

The wound is where the light enters you.

– Rumi

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

– The Dalai Lama

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

– Leonard Cohen

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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.

– Oscar Wilde

Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.

– Eckhart Tolle

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Do not seek to change what has come before. Seek to create that which has not.

– David Airey

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Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

– Roger A. Caras

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Be as you wish to seem.

– Socrates

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

– Charles Swindoll

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The bigger the front, the bigger the back.

– Zen saying

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Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

– Arnold H. Glasow

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Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

– Francis Bacon

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The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.

– Ashley Montagu

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A mind that has been stretched will never return to its original dimension.

– Albert Einstein

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