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.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

– Winston Churchill

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.

– Matsuo Basho

The wound is where the light enters you

The wound is where the light enters you.

– Rumi

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

– The Dalai Lama

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

– Leonard Cohen

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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.

– Oscar Wilde

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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

– Lao Tzu

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Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.

– Rene Daumal

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How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

– Wayne Dyer

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He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.

– Chinese proverb

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.

– Ralph Marston

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The best way to predict the future is to create it.

– Peter Drucker

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If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.

– Rumi

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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

– William Butler Yeats

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I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

– Jimmy Dean

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As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

– Albert Einstein

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The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old but on building the new.

– Dan Millman

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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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The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

– Alice Walker

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