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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The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

– Chinese proverb

Oscar Wilde-Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.

Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

– Oscar Wilde

let-it-go

Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go.

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The best therapist has fur and four legs

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

– The Buddha

[QUOTE] "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." - Dorothy Parker

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

– Dorothy Parker

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Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

-Dale Carnegie

You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.

– Jonathan Safran Foer

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Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.

– Isaac Asimov

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When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

– African proverb

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One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.

– Henry Miller

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It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

– Roger Ward Babson

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The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old but on building the new.

– Dan Millman

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The temple of love is not love itself. True love is the treasure, not the walls around it.

– Rumi

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Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

– Lao Tzu

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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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Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.

– Peter Drucker

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