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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Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.

– Rene Daumal

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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

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Well done is better than well said.

– Benjamin Franklin

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Exuberance is Beauty

– William Blake

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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

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. 

– A.A. Milne

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

– Aristotle

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

– Lao Tzu

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

– Roger A. Caras

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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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You may delay, but time will not.

– Benjamin Franklin

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There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life.

– Anais Nin

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The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

– Marcus Aurelius

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A leader is a dealer in hope.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

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What you resist persists.

– C.G. Jung

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Wherever you are, be there. If you can be fully present now, you’ll know what it means to live.

– Steve Goodier

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I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

– E.B. White

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