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.

We take care of the future best by taking care of the present now.

We take care of the future best by taking care of the present now.

– Jon Kabat-Zinn

To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.

To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

– Lao Tzu

to understand nothing takes time

To understand nothing takes time.

– Zen proverb

The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.

The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one’s own.

– Willa Cather

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Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

– Theodore Roosevelt

Socrates_be as you wish to seem

Be as you wish to seem.

– Socrates

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Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

– William Butler Yeats

Whatever is happening, is the path to enlightenment

Whatever is happening, is the path to enlightenment.

– Pema Chödrön

What if today we were just grateful for everything

What if today we were just grateful for everything.

– Charles Schultz

Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.


Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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We are kept from our goal, not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.

– Robert Brault

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Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.

– Robert Frost

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If everything was perfect, it wouldn’t be.

– Yogi Berra

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Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

– Charles Swindoll

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Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.

– Japanese proverb

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

– Diogenes

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To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

– Dale Carnegie

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Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.

– Eckhart Tolle

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