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

As long as you make an identity for yourself out of pain, you cannot be free of it.

– Eckhart Tolle

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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

– Mark Twain

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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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It is through the happy sharing of your treasures that you show other people that they are treasured.

– Neale Donald Walsch

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The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

– Albert Einstein

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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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Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.

– Matsuo Bashō

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

– Yogi Berra

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If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

– Wayne Dyer

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Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

– Theodore Roosevelt

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