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

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

– Wilt Chamberlain

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Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

– Warren Buffett

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Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known.

– Carl Sagan

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With our thoughts, we make the world.

– The Buddha

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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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Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.

– Rumi

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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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If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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You can accomplish anything in life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit.

– Harry S. Truman

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A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.

– Chinese proverb

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