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.

"What you seek is seeking you." - Rumi

What you seek is seeking you.

-Rumi

Robert-Frost_Life goes on

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life – it goes on.

– Robert Frost

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

– Henry Ford

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You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

– Wayne Gretzky

 

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

– Dr. Seuss

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

– Marcel Proust

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The quieter you become the more you can hear.

– Ram Dass

Jung_your-vision-will-become-clear

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes.

– C.G. Jung

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Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

– Will Rogers

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

– Albert Camus

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.

– Anatole France

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He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg.

– Chinese proverb

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Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.

– Oprah Winfrey

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To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.

– Josh Billings

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I know that I am intelligent because I know that I know nothing. 

– Socrates

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Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

– Oscar WIlde

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Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

– Dale Carnegie

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Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.

– Eckhart Tolle

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The road to success is always under construction.

– Lily Tomlin

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