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.


Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

– The Dalai Lama



We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

– Albert Einstein


Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most.

– Ashleigh Brilliant


If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams, and you will always look lovely.

– Roald Dahl


Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

– Samuel Beckett

Change your thoughts and you change your world

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

– Norman Vincent Peale

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

– Helen Keller

Some see a weed

Some see a weed, some see a wish.

– Proverb


Sometimes, said Pooh, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

– A.A. Milne


The most effective way to do it, is to do it.

– Amelia Earhart

No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today.

– Brendan Francis

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Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.

– Charles Schulz

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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

– Lao Tzu

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The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.

– Eckhart Tolle

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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.

– Bruce Lee

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The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

– Winston Churchill

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Everything is habit-forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing.

– Wilt Chamberlain

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

– Leo Tolstoy

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The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

– Marcus Aurelius

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