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

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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

All is flux, nothing stays still.

– Heraclitus

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The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.

– Swedish proverb

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A mind that has been stretched will never return to its original dimension.

– Albert Einstein

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The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you’ll never have.

– Søren Kierkegaard

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If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.

– Will Rogers

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Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. 

– Muhammad Ali

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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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When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: There will be ground to stand. Or you will grow wings to fly.

– O.R. Melling

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

– Yogi Berra

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It is through the happy sharing of your treasures that you show other people that they are treasured.

– Neale Donald Walsch

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