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

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

– Chinese proverb

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The unfed mind devours itself.

– Gore Vidal

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Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.

– Heraclitus

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Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

– Marcus Tullius Cicero

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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

– Benjamin Franklin

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

– Aristotle

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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

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It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.

– Lena Horne

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

– Mark Twain

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I do not understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.

– Annie Lamott

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