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.

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.

– Lao Tzu

Amidst the worldly comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings.

– Lao Tzu

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

– Francis Bacon

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

– Roger Ward Babson

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

– Maya Angelou

Life is a cycle, always in motion, if good times have moved on so will times of trouble.

– Indian proverb

He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.

– Lao Tzu

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

– Edmund Burke

Live simply so that others may simply live.

– Mahatma Gandhi

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

– Jack London

Through judging, we separate. Through understanding, we grow.

— Doe Zantamata

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Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different?

– C.S. Lewis

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Learning to unlearn is the highest form of learning.

– Buddhist proverb

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

– Arnold H. Glasow

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Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves.

– Mahatma Gandhi

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Live simply so that others may simply live.

– Mahatma Gandhi

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Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

– Albert Szent Gyorgyi

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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 meet ourselves time and again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.

– C.G. Jung

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