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.

Man does not simply exist but decides what his existence will be, what he will become in the next moment.

– Viktor Frankl

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.

– Oprah Winfrey

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

– Joseph Campbell

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.

– Lucille Ball

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

– Benjamin Franklin

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

– Lao Tzu

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

– Lao Tzu

The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing.

– Socrates

What you resist persists.

– C.G. Jung

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

– Albert Szent Gyorgyi

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Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.

– Eckhart Tolle

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Do not speak unless you can improve on silence.

– Zen saying

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Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes.

– Oscar Wilde

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Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

– Theodore Roosevelt

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If everything was perfect, it wouldn’t be.

– Yogi Berra

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Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.

– Frank A. Clark

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A leader is a dealer in hope.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

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In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.

– Sun Tzu

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

– Warren Buffett

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