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

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.

– George Bernard Shaw

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We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

– Anais Nin

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Change alone is unchanging.

– Heraclitus

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Men trust their ears less than their eyes.

– Herodotus

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The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

– Joseph Campbell

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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the actions.

– Confucius

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Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

– Mark Twain

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Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

– Robert A. Heinlein

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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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What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

– Pericles

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