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

We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.

– Diogenes

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It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.

– William Shakespeare

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If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

– John Quincy Adams

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

– Brendan Francis

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Choice, not chance, determines your destiny.

– Aristotle

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Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

– Arnold H. Glasow

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The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep.

– Edgar Watson Howe

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No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.

– Aristotle

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If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.

— Albert Einstein

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

– Mark Twain

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